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Losada: City the perfect team to join

Losada: City the perfect team to join
New signing Vicky Losada says City were the ‘perfect team’ to join, following her sensational treble-winning campaign with Barcelona.

The midfielder, who captained the Catalan club to league, cup and Champions League glory, has put pen to paper on a two-year deal at the Academy Stadium, ready for a new challenge.

Having faced Gareth Taylor’s side on the road to European success, Losada revealed she was impressed by her opponents, particularly in the second leg of the quarter-final clash.

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Although the 30-year-old admits it was difficult to leave a club close to her heart, our new number 17 is relishing the chance to make an impact in Manchester.

“It was pretty tough for me [to leave Barcelona],” she admitted. “I was thinking about it for months.

“Winning the Champions League made things easier. This is a new adventure for me. I'm very ambitious and looking forward to it.

“The reasons I picked City: it’s a big team. I want to keep playing big games, like the Champions League.

“City was the best team Barcelona played against. I had the feeling that in the first game they were respecting us too much – although we were playing very good football - but they showed the team they are in the second leg.

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“For me, it was the perfect team to join after last season.

“I know they haven’t won the league trophy for the last few years. I think I can help them.

“The English league is very competitive. The English league is the toughest one.

“I have seen Manchester City play and it reminds me of four years ago when I played for Barca.

“Every year, they're better and hopefully, football gives us more of a chance to fight for other trophies.

“The league is probably the first priority but the Champions League is a massive game where you can show the team you are.

“They are the games that make you better in the future.”

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As her domestic campaign in Spain did not end until late June, Losada is yet to enjoy some deserved tome off from her historic exploits.

Eager to experience a new city and the state-of-the-art facilities at the City Football Academy, the midfielder hopes to join up with her new teammates before the end of the month.

“I’m very excited,” she added. “The facilities are better than at Barcelona – with the weather, the grass isn't always very nice.

“I’m looking forward to seeing it and the city. Football gives us a  chance to share different cultures, languages.

“I haven't had my holidays yet. I’ve been very busy. With COVID-19, we played until 27 June but it was my club and I got the chance to live the most beautiful goodbye.

“I am still training here with my personal trainer. I won't stop.

“I know there a lot of players who are at the Olympics but hopefully I can join by the end of this month.

“I’m really looking forward to joining.”

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