Nantes’ new signing for fullback position has spoken about his feelings about coming back to France and his experience in the Spanish football league.
’ last week derby against Brest which ended in a 3-1 win for Christian Gourcuff’s side. The game was Nantes’ first victory since their clash againstNimes
on August 30. The 2019-20 season didn’t go well for the French right-back as he was forced to end his campaign by a combination of knee injury and Covid-19. Ahead of his team’s Sunday match against Lens, the 29- year-old has spoken about his comeback to French football league and his future plans with Nantes.
“That was a perfect start, Personally, I believe that I had a good first game, but of course it will get better. I am in good form physically because I have been training with Sevilla since July, and my appetite for football is enormous, but I also need a little more match fitness. For me, it is all about ambition and hard work - and the happy feeling of playing football.
“It is absolutely fantastic to be back in Ligue 1. I could have gone to other clubs, other leagues, and I heard about interest from Germany, Italy, and top clubs from Greece and Turkey, but when my agent told me about the interest from Nantes, I instantly felt, that this was the right move. For me - and for my family.
“I know the club well, having played here many times. There’s a magnificent stadium, fantastic fans, a good team - and when I talked to the coach, I was convinced, that this project was the perfect one for me.”
After his breakthrough with Lille in the Ligue 1, Corchia has played for Sevilla, Espanyol and Benfica. The 29- year- old believes that playing in different leagues has improved him as a player.
“I enjoyed playing for Sevilla and Espanyol in La Liga, which is an amazing league. It was a great experience to be part of Benfica winning the title in Portugal, and I played in Europa League and Champions League for all three clubs,
“I am in the best age as a football player, and I really expect to play the best football of my career now.”
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