Nolito: 'I did not expect to have such a great start at Benfica. I was a stranger to the team, to this city and to this playing style'
Nolito: 'I did not expect to have such a great start at Benfica. I was a stranger to the team, to this city and to this playing style. Things have been going better than expected, but I have to keep working. If I am at Benfica, it is all because of Barcelona'
Nolito: 'I moved to Barcelona B at the age of 20 and I was a bit chubby. Coach Luis Enrique spoke to me and helped me a lot. I consider Luis Enrique my father in football'
Nolito: 'At first, I did not expect that FC Barcelona's first team, the best team in the world, wanted me to renew. But on the other hand, I was 24 and I wanted to try something new'
Nolito: 'Guardiola gave me a lot of trust by putting me on the first team and taking me to many matches'
- I feel refreshed to hear Nolito speak positively about his time at Barça - All we hear from some of our ex-players (Bojan and Ibrahimovic) these days are envious remarks which hide the deeper truth: They weren't good enough to stay!
Nolito understands the fact that his football career is just starting now and, to be honest, this positive approach can't hurt him!
NOLITO: KEEP CHURNING OUT GOALS AT BENFICA, NOBODY KNOWS WHAT THE FUTURE MAY BRING!!!!