American Defender Sergiño Dest became the first US player to ever play in Spanish El Clásico on Saturday, what he calls the best game in the world, and the Barça full-back spoke to CBS about the experience this Thursday.
Onto Dest sayings…
Playing in UCL
Dest calls the form of FC Barcelona in Champions League ‘on that right track’. As FC Barcelona won for the first time against Old Lady in their home after the loss in El Clasico.
“We doing good, we’re on the right track. Now we have six points and we’re happy with the win against Juve but the next game will be difficult.”
First American to play in El Clásico
U.S.Men’s National Team defender Sergiño Dest made more history Saturday, becoming the first American footballer to appear in the biggest game of club football El Clásico. The debut was bittersweet as FC Barcelona fell 3-1 to Real Madrid at Camp Nou.
“It was awesome to play in the Clásico even though we, unfortunately, didn’t win. But it was a very special moment to get to play in the best game in the world. I’d have loved to have played it with a crowd, to really feel it, but it was a great experience.”
Adapting to FC Barcelona style
“These few weeks have been great. It’s really special to be at the best club in the world. I’m learning Spanish and doing classes. Then I want to learn Catalan.”
“I want to win the league, the cup, the Champions League… We hope to win a lot of titles, and we do have the best players in the world.”
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Joining FC Barcelona
“I had offers from other teams but Barça is the biggest in the world, my dream team. I had a good feeling about this club. I wanted to be part of a new program with new players.”
Playing alongside Leo Messi
“It’s incredible to have Messi as a team-mate. It’s very special to play with him, to be on the field with the greatest player in the world.”
“I want to play for U.S. Men’s National Team in the WC,” Dest
“I want to play at the World Cup and I hope we qualify. We have a great generation and we have a great coach too.”