Capoue: ‘Villarreal is a great challenge for me’

French midfielder Étienne Capoue said this Monday, in his presentation as a player of the Villarreal, which for him represents “a great challenge” his signing for the Castellón club and that he arrives in conditions to be available immediately.

“I have been training with my team -the English Watford-, and since I arrived I have felt good, I have found a great atmosphere, I come with a training rhythm and I am already at the coach’s disposal. I am very grateful to be able to face this challenge in this great team, Villarreal, ”said the player on the spot.

Capoue assured his illusion was to play in the League. “I have played in two major leagues, such as the English and French leagues, I think I needed to play in Spain, and I think I am in the best team to do so,” said the footballer, who has signed for Villarreal until May 30. June 2023.

In addition, the player recounted how the opportunity to sign for Villarreal came to him. “My agent called me and told me that Villarreal’s option was there, I didn’t know about Iborra’s injury, but once I had the option, I didn’t think about it. I am not going to be the substitute for Iborra, I have come to contribute and help the team ”, he said about it.

“When you look at changing clubs, you look at the goals of the club and the coach. It is important to have a good coach. Unai -Emery- has a great history and their teams have played very well, so for me it was a very good option. I have spoken with him and little by little we will outline what he asks of me ”, he added.

He has set himself a personal goal “to help the team in any way he can” and to feel important, while the collective aspect trusts in being able to help the team to play in the Champions League, a competition that he has never played and that he longs for.

“Coming to Villarreal is a great step for my career, it is a great challenge for me and my career,” insisted the 32-year-old player who defined himself as a player who bases his work mainly “on containment, at work. dirty and in defensive containment “, although he added that when he has the ball he always tries to” give a forward start. ”