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Siqueira: "Today is a memorable day, I’m a player of the League champion"

Guilherme Siqueira has been presented as a new Atlético de Madrid player in the VIP lounge of the Vicente Calderón Stadium. Enrique Cerezo and José Luis Pérez Caminero have presented him with his new shirt, the red and white.

D. Soto / Photo: M. Llanos

Atlético de Madrid has presented the fullback Guilherme Siqueira this Wednesday afternoon. Atletico’s president, Enrique Cerezo, and José Luis Pérez Caminero, the Club’s Sporting Manager, presented the Brazilian with the shirt he’ll defend for the next four seasons.

The new Atlético defence was very happy with the signing. "I'm very happy, very excited, it’s the first time that I speak as an Atlético de Madrid football player". Today is a memorable day for me, because I can say I’m a player of the League champion", he said.

The Brazilian has not spoken with Simeone yet, but already knows what Atlético de Madrid means. "The Atleti is what you see. The phrase ("Play every game as if it were the last") is a phrase that I like a lot, it’s had many results and I don't think that it's different. What I want is to fit into it as soon as possible", he explained.

The full-back wanted to praise the work of his new coach, Diego Pablo Simeone. A few ideas that are perfectly captured on the pitch. "The coach’s work is quite impressive. We see the will, we see Atleti play and it’s a joy. Any football player would want to be a part of this group, I’m very happy of being a part of it and of working with this coach”, he indicated.

I have come to add, to learn and to grow. That’s why I’m here

Enrique Cerezo, the Club’s President, welcomed Guilherme Siqueira and stressed that "He comes ready to be a major Atlético player. He’s always been characterized as a man appreciated in the locker room". At the same time Cerezo said, "His adaptation will be fast, the group is very united and has a common goal" and hopes that the team can continue "In this line of success".