Real Madrid youngster Javi Munoz has said he is delighted to have made his first team debut for the club after featuring in the win over Cornella.
The attacking midfielder came on for James Rodriguez just after the hour mark in Tuesday’s 5-0 win at the Santiago Bernabeu, and showing plenty of skill and trickery in his half hour cameo.
Speaking to reporters after the game, the 19-year-old admitted he had butterflies in his stomach, but the nerves faded as soon as he stepped onto the pitch.
“I’m the happiest person in the world. I’m delighted to have made my debut for Real Madrid,” he told the club’s official website.
“It makes me feel really proud and I’ll keep on working hard to get more opportunities and I hope to play again many more times. I’ve come away with my shirt signed by all my team-mates. Also, [Madrid assistant coach Fernando] Hierro gave me the match ball.”
He revealed some of the more senior members of the squad had helped the young players settle as they prepared for their first match at the Santiago Bernabeu. And Munoz added he felt as if he’d been playing in the first team for years.
“They told me to be calm, though to begin with you feel nervous. But it’s very easy to play with these team-mates. It’s as if I’ve been playing with them my whole life.”