Real delight at Samba duo
By Lucas Brown
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Arrigo Sacchi has spoken of his joy at the capture of Robinho and Julio Baptista.Arrigo Sacchi believes that Real Madrid are on the verge of a new era after capturing Robinho and Julio Baptista and has promised that fans will be mesmerised by the pair.
Madrid's director of football lavished praise on the Brazilian duo stating that Baptista is a great person both on and off the pitch, while Robinho will bring a fantasy element to the team.
With Baptista aged 23 and Robinho 21, Sacchi thinks that the club's policy of buying the world's best young players will provide a platform for the side to build on for many years.
"We have signed a very important player, with huge potential and one whom Wanderley Luxemburgo thinks is a perfect signing, both on a sporting and a human level," Sacchi said about Baptista.
"We know that he is a real professional and that is very important because everyone in football knows that your ability rises or drops depending on how you live your life away from the game.
"We think that we have signed a player of a very high level. He will play in a position that we needed someone new to play in.
"Baptista is very powerful, has great technique, he can score goals and has the ability to play in several different positions. I am sure he will be a great success.
"As for Robinho, well, he is incredible, a fantasy player with unbelievable skill. Now we will have to see how he adapts to European football.
"I think he is a player that will bewilder the supporters in the Bernabeu."
Sacchi is keen to emphasise that the club have brought in players that will prove themselves and make their name at Real Madrid, a change in policy from pervious seasons that saw already established stars sign for the club.
"We are developing a different policy," he continued.
"We have also signed Carlos Diogo, who is 22, and only Pablo Garcia breaks the system, but he will give us some great experience.
"The three younger ones are not just players for the present, who can give us so much now, but also they will improve and give us many, many years of great football."