Hired from Midtjylland, from Denmark, after being noticed at the service of Mafra, where he was on loan in the first half of the season, the young centre-back Ousmane Diomande, 19 years old, made his first statements after signing a contract with the club Alvalade, until June 2017.
′′ I’m very happy to finally be at Sporting. I can’t wait to get started so I can continue to progress and show what I can do on the field. It’s a childhood dream because we’re talking about Sporting, the biggest Portuguese club. It’s the right sports project for me and the best place I could be», he said, in statements given to Sporting TV.
It was clarified that his name does not have any accent, so it appears on the Diomande jersey. What is certain is that he feels adapted to Portuguese football and does not hide his satisfaction at being able to evolve under the orders of Rúben Amorim. “Young people speak very highly of him, he bets a lot on them, puts them in the game and gives them confidence. As a young player that I am, I think he is the best coach I could work with », he said.
Marveling at the atmosphere experienced on Wednesday night in Alvalade, having witnessed the thrashing imposed on SC Braga (5-0), the defender also left a promise to the fans: «I will work hard to continue to evolve, not I will disappoint. I am ready for this challenge.”