This country captured my heart.- André-Pierre Gignac
SAN NICOLÁS DE LOS GARZA | Tuesday, May 17, 2016.- André-Pierre Gignac is delighted to have made the decision to come to Mexico to play football with the UANL Tigres, because our country’s culture and way of life captured his heart immediately, assured the French striker in an interview at the Latin American French Institute (IFAL).
Before the match against Cruz Azul, at the IFAL Mexico City office, Gignac talked about his time in the country and revealed that he always has good things to say when they ask him in his native country about having signed with the felines.
“When I am lucky enough to go back to the national team, they ask me many questions about Mexico, not just about football, but also the country and the people. I always have good things to say, because I think and can affirm that this country has captured my heart,” stated the leading goal scorer in Mexican football.
He also spoke a few words in Spanish and mentioned that he hopes to become another Mexican in a year’s time, given the enormous affection he feels for the country, and he reiterated that he hopes to stay here for longer.
“It gives me great pride to be like a new Mexican, because my son was born here in Monterrey and, hopefully, I will obtain Mexican nationality in a year’s time. It would make me so proud, because I feel at home here, I feel good and so does my family. My little girl is four years old and speaks Spanish. She started school about six months ago and already speaks Spanish very well. This has made my whole family so happy and contented. I hope I can stay in Monterrey and in Mexico for many more years to come,” he said.
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