“I can’t wait to feel that adrenaline and that atmosphere and play in front of those fans,” Bernabei
Alexandro Bernabei completed his move to Celtic today on a five-year deal from Lanus in Argentina and spoke of his joy at securing his dream move to Europe and the thrill of joining a club like ours. Bernabei is hugely popular in South America, with journalist and football pundit Tim Vickery describing Hoops’ pursuit of the young full-back as “smart” for Sky Sports.
As he went through the usual media and PR procedures and processes this afternoon, fans got a glimpse of the new man in the famous green and white hoops and it did not disappoint. Also clutching a scarf, the 21-year-old stood in an empty Celtic Park for the first time, but dreams of seeing it when he packs and rocks on Champions League night in the floodlights.
Speaking to Celtic TV, Berna said: “Celtic are the champions and they’re a club used to winning so that’s the main reason I was interested in signing. My first thought when I heard that there was interest was that of hope – hope that it would happen because I really wanted to play for this club. I didn’t need to talk to anyone else about the transfer, I had already made my decision despite everything. I really want to become champions again with Celtic and try to win as much as possible. Then I want to enjoy all the years to come at this club.
“The Champions League is exciting because it’s one of the most important competitions in the world and we’re going to give it our all for Celtic. It’s a huge competition so for me it’s amazing to come from a small city of Correa to play in that. It was a dream of mine to come and play in Europe. I came to a big club like Celtic so I didn’t think twice and my family and friends are not not become a problem for me.
He added: “From what I’ve seen and heard, there are 60,000 people in this stadium, so I can’t wait to feel that adrenaline and that atmosphere and play in front of those fans. I spoke to the manager before signing and he made me feel very comfortable so I’m grateful to him and to the club The style of play is very aggressive, attacking and attacking and that’s the one I like and I I think I will grow as a player, I think the fans will see an aggressive player with a lot of personality who will give everything for the team and everything for the Celtic shirt.
One thing is certain, Alexandro will not be disappointed by the passion and noise of the Celtic supporters during these European matches. Everyone knows that Parkers on a Champions League night is the epitome of football. No other arena or venue in Europe can touch the electricity that surges through Glasgow’s East End when these big names come to town.
Lots more await fans and our newest addition this season.
Bring them all!
Come on, Celtic!