How much are you looking forward to the games with Real Madrid?
I played in the Champions League with Borussia Dortmund last season but we didn’t have enough experience. United has a great history and we finished top of our group this season. The games against Real Madrid are going to be inspiring. It’s tough to play against Real Madrid in the knockout round, though. If I’m picked I’ll do my best to help the team reach the next stage of the competition. I’m looking forward to it.
What personal goals do you have for your first campaign at United?
We have been told that we have to win the league title. I saw how United missed out on the league title last season when I was with Dortmund. As for me, I have to contribute to my team by making the most of both my own and the team’s styles on the pitch. Since I am not a type of a player who can do a decisive play on my own, I need to link up with my team mates much more.
And what would you consider to be a successful season?
A big club is expected to win every game and also to be the champions. So that’s definitely our goal. I’ll do my best to contribute to the team so that, come the end of the season, I can feel I’ve made a contribution to what will hopefully be a title win.