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New Real Madrid signing Mariano Diaz: I can handle No7 pressure

New Real Madrid signing Mariano Diaz insists he can handle wearing the No7 shirt this season.

Mariano was presented to the local media on Friday after his return from Olympique Lyon.

He declared: “It's been an incredible day, the happiest day of my life. I'm coming home to fulfil a dream I had since I was young and my aim is to give it everything I've got. I hope we can win the very best trophies and continue to make history.

“Today is a very special day. I'm signing for the best club in the world and I intend to train hard and fight in every game. It's the club of my dreams. If Real Madrid are interested in me, I owe it to them, the club that has raised me. I'm very happy. If later on I get a call-up to the national team, I'll be the happiest guy in the world.

“The number is not the most important thing for me. It's a challenge and a source of pride to wear the same number as legends like Emilio Butragueño and other great players who have worn it. It's exciting, it was available and I'm thrilled to be able to take the number 7."

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