Beşiktaş’s new transfer, Eric Bailly, made statements to the black and white team’s social media channel. Stating that he is happy to come to Beşiktaş, Bailly said, “I feel good that I came here. I came to Beşiktaş and I am in Istanbul. Now I need to get off to a good start. My passion for football comes from my family. “When I was a kid, my father was a true football lover.”
“ZAHA WANTED TO BRING ME TO GALATASARAY”
Stating that he talked to Wilfried Zaha, who was added to Galatasaray’s team during the summer transfer period, before his transfer to Beşiktaş, the Ivorian player said, “I talked to Zaha before I came here. I knew he was going to Galatasaray, and he wanted to bring me to Galatasaray. I talked more with Zokora, who worked with Şenol Güneş in Trabzonspor. He told me very nice things about Şenol Güneş. When I talked to Şenol Güneş afterwards, I also felt confident. That’s why I chose this place. I’ve always heard good things about him. I saw Fred, with whom I played before at Manchester United, went to Fenerbahce, Zaha was also a player I played against. Playing here will be a different experience for me. The league is important. I want to bring my experience here and win trophies here. This is how I view football.”
“I KNOW MASUAKU AND ABOUBAKAR”
Stating that he knows some names in Beşiktaş’s squad, Eric Bailly said, “I have good communication with Masuaku, he is one of my friends. I know Aboubakar, he is a good football player. Apart from them, of course, there were other players that I was in contact with or got information from. I am the first player to come to Beşiktaş from the Ivory Coast. This is very good. Because I think it will give a good impression about our country. My goal is to create a positive image about our country. We’ll see what happens this year. I chose number 30 because it was the number I chose when I became a professional football player in Espanyol. It has a special memory for me. That’s why I wanted to get this number’. he said.
“I WANT TO BE THE CHAMPION AND DO MORE”
Speaking about his goals in Beşiktaş, the experienced player said, “I can bring my experiences to Beşiktaş. So we can do important things together with my teammates and technical staff. I think good things will happen this year, and I want to present a good mentality. When I look at Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe and Beşiktaş, I see good competition. This season will be important to me. Galatasaray won the league last year, why shouldn’t Beşiktaş be the champion this year? “I came here with a winning mentality, I want to be a champion and do more.”