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Danilo praises Pep Guardiola

<> on October 17, 2015 in Madrid, Spain.

The full-back says it was not difficult to choose City over Chelsea.

Danilo says Pep Guardiola was of great importance when it came to convincing him to join the club. The club from Manchester forked out £26.5 million to land the former Real Madrid defender after beating off rival interest from Chelsea.

At the launch of City Football Group’s joint venture with Goal in the United States, Danilo told interviewers:

“It happened very fast, I was training with Real Madrid, Pep called me and I was very motivated to make this change and start to work with him,”

“[Zidane tried to convince me to stay] but I was sure I needed to change. I needed to think a bit more about myself and find a place where I had more options.

“It wasn’t a difficult decision to choose City over Chelsea. The moment City called me and Pep called me, I knew what I had to do.”

The player was part of Real Madrid’s squad, which won the Champions League title twice in a row, and he now believes that his new team is capable of achieving the same:

“I have no doubt we can win the Champions League, that’s why I chose this team. In all the teams I played for in my life, the objectives have always been the same.

“I’m going to try my best to adapt as soon as possible. I see the potential in this side and I am going to do my best.”