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'I've joined an amazing club' - Federico

Posted on 28 August 2014  - 10:10

Federico Fazio says he's joined an 'amazing, historic club' as he gets ready for a new chapter in his career here at Spurs.

Federico Fazio at the Training CentreFederico speaks to Spurs TVFederico trains on Wednesday

The Argentine defender, 27, completed his transfer from Sevilla on Wednesday, putting pen to paper on a four-year deal.

Federico made 194 appearances for Sevilla and was a key member of the team that won the Europa League last season, beating Benfica on penalties in the final.

He also won the FIFA Under-20 World Cup with Argentina in 2007 and followed up with Olympic gold in Beijing a year later.

“I know Spurs is an historic club in this country and in this league,” said Federico. “This is a great club and I’m very happy to be here.”

Federico was just 19 when he made the big move from Argentina to Spain in January, 2007.

“Yes, I was very young when I went to Sevilla,” he said. “Argentina is very different from any country in Europe. It was a big change but I was very happy in Sevilla.

“I learned many things about another style of football, another country and another culture.

“Now I’m prepared to change again to another country. England is a very good country and I choose Tottenham, an amazing club. This is the best for me.

“The Premier League is the best in the world. This is a new experience for me. I watch the Premier League on TV and I’m very happy to be here at Tottenham.”


Meanwhile, Federico told us about how he started to study medicine at university before kicking-off his professional football career.

“When I finished school I started to study medicine. I studied for one year, but it’s very difficult to play football at a professional team and study for a career in medicine. I tried and maybe some day I will try to finish.”