Ezekiel Bassey has said he is quickly adapting to life at FC Barcelona even as he expects to start playing official games for the Catalan giants immediately he secures his work permit.
The Enyimba winger was signed on loan by the five-time European champions in January for an initial six months’ with the possibility of signing for an additional two years if he impresses at the club at the end of the current season.
In a chat with the npfl.ng, the former Akwa United winger revealed that life at the home of the Catalan giants is totally unique, while stating that he is adapting very quickly.
“Life and football are totally different at Barcelona. I’m working very hard to quickly adapt because it is different. Already, there is that language barrier and all, so working hard is key to settling down very fast at the club. I have been welcomed and seen as a brother and a member of the Barcelona family since I joined them,” Bassey revealed.
He added: “Playing for Barcelona is a great privilege I’ll cherish for years to come. I’ll be playing soon, I’m actually back in the country to sort out issues regarding my work permit. I’ll resume immediately I’m done which should be in a few days. I can’t wait to play my first official game,” the former NPFL All-Stars winger stated.
A delighted Bassey also shared his experience so far at the club.
“It’s been a great start for me. I’ve had the privilege to train with some of the best players in world football. Yes, we’ve had a combined training of Team A and B, we do that twice a week. I’m already inspired and will work very hard to play with these very best players,” said Bassey.
Bassey is expected to depart Nigeria for Spain latest Friday.