Riechedly Bazoer was a picture of self-confidence at his official unveiling as a VfL Wolfsburg player on Tuesday.
A winter transfer window signing from AFC Ajax, the 20-year-old midfielder spoke with relish and positivity about the next chapter in his still young career, before explaining what can be expected of him as a player.
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"I'm delighted to be here and I'm looking forward to what lies ahead in Wolfsburg," Bazoer said in his native Dutch tongue. "It was important for me to feel I had the trust of the club and that has been the case here right from the outset. It's the complete package here."
Although Bazoer made just ten appearances in all competitions during the first half of 2016/17, Wolfsburg's faith appears to be well placed. The PSV Eindhoven youth academy product won the European Under-17 championship with the Netherlands in 2012 and has since collected six senior international caps, earning comparisons with Dutch greats Frank Rijkaard and Clarence Seedorf alond the way.
"I'm a box-to-box midfielder - a technical player," Bazoer explained. "I cover a lot of ground and can play in any position in the midfield. I suppose I'm a bit like Yaya Toure, but I can still develop and hopefully I'll be a better player in two or three years."
Putting daylight between themselves and the somewhat crowded drop zone is the immediate priority for Wolfsburg, but it is a challenge the Lower Saxony outfit's dynamic Dutch recruit is ready to face head-on. In his own words: "Although I'm still young, I firmly believe I can help VfL."