Mounir El Hamdaoui was very happy with opening his account for Malaga with a hat-trick on Sunday evening.
The summer signing from Fiorentina scored his first goals for his new side in Week 4, helping them on their way to an eventual 5-0 win over Rayo Vallecano.
“My teammates have all signed tonight’s ball for me!” enthused El Hamdaoui post-match.
“It was an incredible match and a great way to make my debut at our stadium. We achieved an amazing victory this evening, I’m absolutely thrilled.
“Thank you to everyone for your good wishes. There’s always so much to say after a match like this.
“The entire team played well, the fans were amazing as usual and we’re all looking forward to our next game.
“As a player, this really is the ideal start – we performed well both in defence and upfront.”
The Moroccan international was asked to consider where this start may take him for the coming season.
“I’m not the sort of player that likes to predict how many goals I’m going to score in a season.
“My aim is to help the team as much as I can, work hard in every training session and every match, create goal opportunities and assists for my teammates.
“I really like the Spanish style of play, the ‘tiki-taka’ and playing really good football. I think I’ll fit into the team very well.”