Mejbri: “I like Sevilla's project, I think I can help them be better this season”


The Franco-Tunisian midfielder Hannibal Mejbri is happy with his arrival at Sevilla, who likes his “project” and whom he wants to “help be better this season”, and assures that he can “help in defense and attack” and which preferred position is like '8' or '10'.

“I like Sevilla's project and I think I can help the team be better this season. I hope we can move forward together and do something important in the remainder of the season,” Mejbri stressed in statements to the official media of his new club.

The young footballer feels “prepared to play as soon as the coach decides” and stressed that after starting “very early” at Monaco, he had to “get used to English football” upon his arrival at Manchester United. “I have grown a lot surrounded by great players and then I went on loan to Birmingham last season, where I was able to accumulate many minutes. I have also played with Tunisia, I went to the World Cup and returned to United, where I have been able to continue playing several games and I think I have done well,” he warned.

Mejbri made his debut for United at the age of 18, but he does not hide that that season was “tough.” “I worked a lot, but the first team was at a very good level and it is difficult for young people to enter when the team is doing well. Solskjaer gave me the opportunity at the end of the season and I think I was able to take advantage of it, it was something very nice” , he confessed.

Now he comes to Sevilla to “help in any position.” “As a footballer, the most important thing for me is to play. I can play in any position, although I have to say my preference, it would be as '8' or as '10'. In any case, I am happy if I am on the field,” he remarked. .

“I think I can help in defense and attack, whatever the team needs I will try to give it. Everyone likes to score and assist, but the most important thing is to play as a team, defend and attack as a team. This is what the team asks for. coach, so first we think about that and then about scoring or assisting. Winning is more important,” he added in this regard.

This Sunday he turns 21 and hopes to be able to celebrate it by making his debut in Montilivi against Girona, “a strong team.” “It would be a good gift, even more so if we win and return home with the three points,” admitted the Franco-Tunisian, who wants to “learn Spanish to speak with everyone,” although in his new locker room “there are many French players and who speak French”.

“Just before coming, my United teammates told me about the fans and the atmosphere there. It's nice to play for a team with fans like this because they help you when you're in difficult times. I've heard a lot about them and I'm looking forward to see them and play for them. I hope they like me as much as I like them,” said Mejbri about the atmosphere at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán where the 'Red Devils' were eliminated in the Europa League.