The right-back was also asked about an introductory offer from Bayern Munich on the table before deciding to come to Camp Nou instead.
Barcelona is the right decision for Sergino
New Barcelona player Sergino Dest has had been introduced to the media after he arrived from Ajax. The right-back was also asked about an introductory offer from Bayern Munich on the table before deciding to come to Camp Nou instead. “Bayern are a great club, but I just followed my heart,” he replied during a virtual press conference. “Barcelona is the right decision for me. It was a dream come true. It means a lot to me because I’m the first American to wear this jersey, and I feel very honored. I want to start playing for this team. It is a dream club for me, a dream come true. I am delighted to be here. I am happy that you are as convinced of me as the right-back for this team.
Dani Alves was Dest’s role model
“I will give my best. I have to reach my full potential to do my best for the team and win the Champions League and the LaLiga. Dest grew up admiring the great performance of Dani Alves, who previously held the wing at the Camp Nou, which will try to make the Dutch-American. “Dani Alves was my role model,” he said. “Dani Alves played for this club and was an outstanding player in the right-back, the same position. “After watching his YouTube videos, I learned a lot from him. I can still learn a lot from him because some of his teammates are here like Lionel Messi. I can ask for advice and I want to be a player like him”. Lionel Messi is another player that the 19-year-old grew up watching, and Dest described his excitement to be in the same lineup with the Argentine.
“It’s amazing to play with the best player in the world, with Lionel Messi,” he said. “I also looked at him. “If I see him this afternoon, it will be so exciting to meet the best player in the world.”