Champions @FCBayernEN have boosted their squad by adding defender Juan Bernat from Valencia CF pic.twitter.com/935aMdbDro
Interview: Juan Bernat
fcbayern.de: Hello Juan, welcome to FC Bayern. How are you?
Juan Bernat: I’m obviously very pleased to be part of this team. It’s an important stage in my career and I’m very happy. It’s a dream come true for me.
You had a number of offers from top European clubs. What were the reasons for leaving Spain and signing for Bayern Munich?
I’ve played for Valencia since I was six and it made me very proud when a big club like Bayern Munich showed an interest in me. Bayern are one of the best clubs in the world and it’s great motivation for me being in a position to play for this club. I want to give my all to get into the first team and go on to win plenty of titles with FC Bayern.
Two of your fellow countrymen, Javi Martínez and Thiago, are already at FC Bayern. Were you in contact with them before you signed?
No, not up to now as I don’t know either of them. But I’m looking forward to getting to know them and I think they will be a big help to me in terms of settling in here in Munich.
Our head coach Pep Guardiola is another fellow countryman. What part did he play in your decision to join FC Bayern?
Well, Guardiola is definitely one of the best coaches in the world. I think I can learn a lot under him and I’m looking forward very much to working with him.
How would you describe yourself as a player? What are your strengths?
It’s always a bit tricky talking about yourself. I think I’m somebody who likes to get forward down the flanks and I’m quick, good on the ball and strong in challenges. Those are my main characteristics and I’m looking forward to being able to show Bayern fans what I can do.