Nicolás Benedetti arrived in Mexico: "America is too big"

The Colombian midfielder wants to make a name playing for the Águilas (Eagles).

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Colombian midfielder Nicolás Benedetti arrived in Mexico to join his new team, América, highlighting the greatness of the current Liga MX champion and hoping to make a name for himself in Mexican soccer.

"It's a lot of responsibility, (America) is a team that's too big and I'm ready for the challenge," Nicolás Benedetti said at dawn on Thursday when he arrived in Mexico City.

The offensive midfielder, who until now had only played for Deportivo Cali in his country, did not shy away from questioning those who say his profile is similar to that of James Rodríguez.

"I think the important thing is to write my own story, I come here with the illusion of being able to create a name, of Nicolás Benedetti, I come to write my own story and demonstrate everything I can give here," the footballer replied.

Benedetti is ready to play as soon as his new coach, Miguel Herrera, requires it because he arrives at the pace of competition, good news in the face of the multiple losses of the Eagles after four days of the Clausura 2019.

"I come very well from pace, I have a match of the Colombian League, I did all the preseason with the team, so I think I'm fit to play, I'm ready to show everything I can give," he said.

The player described himself as a "player of good technique, who likes to face, who likes the one against one, technically well-endowed and who likes to reach a goal".