|Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz has revealed that Carlo Ancelotti was ‘fundamental’ to his transfer.|
Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz ‘dreams of following in the footsteps’ of Barcelona icon Xavi Hernandez however confesses ‘I never eat pizza pie. I don’t prefer it.’
Fabian has slotted seamlessly into Napoli’s squad since coming back from Real Betis in a €30m deal last summer, and the Spain Under-21 midfielder discussed his start to life in the south with Radio Kiss Kiss.
Playing here is splendid,” he began.
Albiol and Callejon helped me a lot. They were the first ones I spoke to. They were my translators and they’re my friends, even before they became my colleagues, however now I’m learning Italian. Napoli is a huge family.
Ancelotti? working with the Coach is fantastic and i knew him before I met him. He’s an excellent Coach and he’s won a lot.
The Scudetto will be difficult, however we’ll go all the way for it and we want to win the Europa League.
The Coach is convinced we’ll win something soon because Napoli have a strong group. We’re working calmly because we know trophies will follow.
Ifeel best in the middle of the park, but I also enjoy playing on the left. I fell in love with fotball thanks to Xavi.
He was a pillar for Barcelona and Spain for so many years and i dream of following in his footsteps.
My day usually consists of raining, eating lunch with the team and then relaxing at home.
In the evening i go out with Mertens, who shows me Napoli. He’s a great player and person.
I still speak only a but if neapolitan, but there's the word ‘fra’ [brother in Neapolitan], which amuses me plenty. ‘Fra’ to me is Mertens, but I never eat pizza pie. I don’t prefer it.”