Ivorian defender Serge Aurier said he was delighted to join Villarreal and is ready to make his debut if selected ahead Sunday game against Osasuna.
Aurier was officially unveiled by Villarreal as their new player and the Ivorian spoke to the press.
He said, “I’m very happy. I can’t wait to start and give my thanks to the coaching staff and the president.
“I know the club and it’s a good place to continue my career. I know that we can do a good job together here,” said Aurier.
After being called up for the Côte d’Ivoire, Aurier recognised that he is ready to play against CA Osasuna this Sunday at the Estadio de la Cerámica:
“It was a long trip with the national team. I played 90 minutes in the first game, and half of the second.
“I’m ready to play in the next game. I’m completely focused on Sunday’s game and I’m available for the manager.
” I’m ready to played and give my all for Villarreal.”
The former Tottenham defender who will now wear the Yellows No.25 spoke of his relationship with Unai Emery, with whom he played under at PSG:
“I know him well. We worked together in Paris.
“We get on really well. He called me to come to Villarreal and I’m very excited to work with him again. It’s a great opportunity for me.”
Finally, Aurier underlined his ambition and said that he dreams of winning a new title with Villarreal:
“The aim is to win a title. I haven’t won a title for a while, and the club has a winning mentality, as we saw last year, but the most important thing is enjoying myself, enjoying the club, enjoying my family and showing my quality and why I am here.
“I love the atmosphere at the stadium with the fans.
” I remember the Villarreal teams with Robert Pires and Marcos Senna when I was younger.”