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Ex-Cruzeiro star Lucas Silva: Real Madrid fans gave me butterflies

Former Cruzeiro star Lucas Silva is thrilled with his move to Real Madrid.

Silva was presented to media and fans yesterday.

"This is a dream, it is a new stage of my career and I hope to make the most of it. I want to make history at this club. I'm ready to get playing as soon as possible. This is all very new to me, but I feel ready to be here. I've had a taste of the atmosphere, so we'll see what it's like on matchdays," said the midfielder.

"Opportunities come about and you have to be ready to take them. I had a really good feeling when I arrived, I have to confess that I felt a few butterflies in my stomach when I came out on to the pitch and I saw the fans and the media."

He added: "I'm a very technical player, but I always keep my position in the centre of midfield. I distribute the ball well, I have long-range passing ability and I try to keep things balanced in the middle of the park.

"I was with Cruzeiro for a week of pre-season. I've done a lot of physical training and ball work. I'm training this evening as well. I want to be training with my team-mates as soon as possible to adapt quickly and be available for selection."

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