Jesus Vallejo said a combination of the Premier League, Europa League and Molineux atmosphere helped make his move to Wolves a simple one.
The defender joined on loan from Real Madrid on Saturday, after watching his team mates win in front of their own supporters against Crusaders last week. Experiencing English football for the first time, having played in Spain and Germany, Vallejo is excited for the challenge ahead in his new surroundings.
On excitement of signing
“I’m very happy to be here. My first days here have been incredible; with my teammates, with the coach, with everybody who works here, and I’m very happy. I need now some days to training and I want to be with the group, playing as soon as possible.
“Real Madrid recommended me a lot to come here because Wolves did an incredible job last season, and I hope to do the same, last season was not easy, but we are training a lot and we hope to have a good season again.”
On competing in the Europa League
“Wolves are one of the founders and I hope to have a good season here again and for me it’s very important we have Europa League, we have an important game (tomorrow). If we pass, we get a win, we’ll have more opportunities in the future.
“I think with this competition, two cups here in England and of course, the Premier League, we have four attractive tournaments and we are going to do a good job in every tournament.
“Real Madrid recommended the Premier League because it is a very competitive league with very good teams. I need to improve my level. I am here and I am very happy with my decision.”
On the challenge of the Premier League
“The first difference I noticed here is the training. Maybe here we are doing a lot of training, intense training, but I like this method, because I think you are more prepared for the games and I’m hoping in the games more intensity, of course, and I think the players are stronger here.”
On knowing Jonny and Traore
“On the first day I tried to be close to Jonny, Adama, but I spoke with Conor and I understand him, but I think he spoke slowly with me. I think he’s a great captain, the first day here was very easy for me because Conor was very close to me.”
On experiencing Molineux
“I was in the Molineux Stadium last Thursday and the atmosphere here is incredible. The fans are very passionate here and I love it, because they support you in every moment.
“If you lose a chance it doesn’t matter, the fans continue to support you and I like the Raul song. I am listening, not every day, but I listen a lot because I like a lot.”