Nigeria defender Tyronne Ebuehi is delighted with the chance to play for Serie A newcomers Venezia, reports Completesports
Ebuehi recently linked up with the modest club on a one-year loan deal from Portuguese outfit Benfica.
The 25-year-old spent last season on loan at Eredivisie club FC Twente where he scored once in 33 league appearances.
“When my agent told me that there was the possibility of being able to join Venezia FC, I immediately wanted to investigate the matter,’’the defender stated.
”From the first contact with the club management I got a great impression and I decided to come to Venice to see the club up close; I had no doubts in choosing to dress orange and green.
”Serie A is certainly a difficult championship and being here represents a great opportunity for me to demonstrate that I am up to this challenge.
“I became a professional footballer at 17 and joined the Nigerian national team when I was about 20; playing alongside players who played for Chelsea or Arsenal and being able to play the World Cup was for me the demonstration that everything is possible in life,” he said.
”I have already spoken with some of my new teammates and I can say that I was very well received, many have written to me and this has already made me understand the quality of this group; I think I’ll fit in easily, I’m a decent person who loves being in company, I already speak several languages but I admit that I can’t wait to learn Italian too.”