Baku, August 22, AZERTAC
In an interview with Realmadrid.com and Realmadrid TV, Pepe offered his initial impressions on signing a contract extension that ties him to the club until 30 June 2017. The Whites defender expressed his delight and pride at prolonging his sporting relationship with Real Madrid: "I feel the same desire and enthusiasm as I did when I arrived. With this extension I'll continue to wear this shirt with great pride. Walking out at the Santiago Bernabéu and hearing the fans get behind you is massive. Real Madrid have always been my first choice, because it's the club that I've always wanted to play for ever since I was little".
“I'm very lucky to have been able to do my bit for the club. It's a club that has given me everything and one that I had always wanted to play for. I'm starting my ninth season here and I hope to maintain the standards of all the years that I've been here, so as to be able to give the fans plenty to shout about.”
“That's something that no player ever forgets. Real Madrid have always been my first choice, because it's the club that I've always wanted to play for ever since I was little. Playing for Real Madrid had always been one of my aims, and when you receive the call from this club, you feel a real sense of fulfilment. It doesn't get any bigger for a player than for a team like Real Madrid to come in for you.”