I'm proud to be here - Vlad
30 August 2013|Tottenham Hotspur
Vlad Chiriches expressed his delight after completing his switch from Steaua Bucharest.
Speaking exclusively to Spurs TV on Friday, the Romanian international beamed: "This is something incredible."
Welcome to Spurs, Vlad. What are your initial thoughts on joining the club?
Vlad: "I’m happy for this transfer. I’m proud to be at a club like Tottenham. For me, this is something incredible."
Are you excited by the challenge of playing in the Premier League?
Vlad: "I watch the Premier League all the time and I hoped one day I would play for a team in the Premier League. This dream now came true."
What do you know about Spurs?
Vlad: "The team plays very good football. I saw them (play) in Premier League and the Europa League too, and the team has had so many good games."
Do you like our style of attacking football?
Vlad: "I love it. This is my type of football."
What do you make of the squad here?
Vlad: "The club has bought a lot of good players and I hope we will be a very good team."
How do you feel about playing in the Premier League?
Vlad: "I hope I grow (build) my level and I will do my best here. I hope I can do this."
You are not the first Romanian here at Spurs, in recent history, we've had Gica Popescu and Ilie Dumitrescu, some famous names.
Vlad: "Yes, they were very good players, I spoke with them before I came here and they told me it’s a big, big club with a big history and it (this move) will be something incredible for me."
They were part of the squad that reached the quarter-finals of the 1994 World Cup.
Vlad: "Yes, they were the golden generation for us and everyone who came after has tried to be like them."
Finally, what are your hopes for season?
Vlad: "I hope to have opportunities to play and to play well."