Mouctar Diakhaby is one of the new faces of Valencia this summer. The French central celebrated Sunday his team’s victory in the World Cup and has received the congratulations of his teammates on Monday in Paterna. International Under 21 with the Bleus, Diakhaby hopes to play a great role in Valencia after being signed by Olympique Lyon for 15 million euros.
His adaptation to the team is going at a good pace as he himself confessed to the official media of the club on Monday in Paterna: “I am happy, I did not know Francis [Coquelin] or Geoffrey [Kondogbia], but I have integrated them and all the There is a great unity in the group, it is true that at first I was a bit shy, the new ones arrived with more shame, Waas speaks also French and I have been able to talk to him a lot. You make friends with the whole wardrobe. ”
First practice: “There is a lot of pace in the championship in France and Spain is different, in France it is more physical and in Spain it is more technical, but little by little I am adapting”.
What the coach has said “Marcelino has told me that he can make me a better player and get the best out of myself, he wants me to help the team achieve its goals, and also adapt me as soon as possible to the Spanish league.”
Friendly next Saturday: “Wearing the Valencia jersey for the first time will be a pleasure and I hope it will debut with a victory”.
Competition in the team: “It will be very difficult to be a starter, but as it improves in a group it is with the competition, this season there will be many matches and the coach will decide.” There are many candidates and that is positive because there is competition and with it improve the group. “