The Belgian, who spent 7 seasons at Chelsea refused to extend his stay at the London club to pursue his dream of playing for the Madrid giants.
The signing of Serbia striker Luka Jovic marks the beginning of a "new project" for Real Madrid as they look to return to winning ways next season, club president Florentino Perez said on Wednesday. In football you can always improve, you never reach the limit.
"He's one of the best [forwards] in the world and I hope to learn a lot from him", Jovic said about Karim Benzema. "Welcome to Real Madrid, welcome to your home".
"The price does not bring more pressure, I've not really thought about that".
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Madrid announced last week that it had acquired the 28-year-old playmaker from Chelsea for a reported fee of around 100 million euros ($113 million) plus add-ons, making him the club's most expensive signing ever. Now I'm here and I want to enjoy this moment. "I do not think he's going to ask me, I think he'll keep scoring".
"I'm not a "Galactico", not yet, [though] I hope to be one day", the Belgian stated.
"Now is not the time to talk about Real Madrid", he told reporters after France's 4-0 demolition of Andorra on Tuesday, per beIN Sports. "But I am just focused on helping the team to win".
"For me the number is not important, but to play with this shirt, with this badge".
"The captain is a great penalty-taker, if he asks me to take them. although I don't think he will (laughs)".