Murillo admits Valencia hesitation

Valencia defender Jeison Murillo has confessed he ‘hesitated’ before joining the club as his main intention was leaving Inter.

The Colombian central defender moved to the Mestalla on loan in August but explained his initial main motivation for the move was leaving the San Siro.

“My intention was simply to leave Inter because when you are not happy in a place, you must find new horizons,” Murillo told Diario AS.

“There was a difference of opinion and when Valencia appeared, to be honest, I did hesitate a little. I knew what Valencia was, they explained their project and intentions.

“It took a second meeting for me to make a decision and accept their offer. There is a lot of ambition here at Valencia.

“The Coach, the club and the agent have a lot of faith in me and the fans make me want to fight for this badge, every game and every day.

“Italian football helped me grow tactically a great deal, as that is essential for a defender. In Spain there are more spaces, more one-against-one situations, and my characteristics help me with that.”

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