"This was one of the most difficult seasons of my career, my injury did not allow me to play for three months but thanks to the medical staff and my teammates I am ready to return in action. I also want to thank the fans of the team for their support and especially Gate 13, I feel ready to return and give my best to make them proud. There are some things that I can control, we are all fighting for the green shirt and the emblem of this club and continuing here is not depended only in me.
It is true that there is a spanish team that wants me to return to my motherland, but I respect the effort Panathinaikos made last summer to sign me. I know that there were great expectations of me but I suffered a serious injury during my best time. I am here to help my time and I want to stay for all the four years of my contract, but we will talk again about my future at the end of season", said the 30-year-old former player of Sevilla and Malaga.