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Sekou Gassama claims to have seen “Racing well in the first three days, they deserved more”

Striker Sekou Gassama, who joined Racing yesterday from Real Valladolid (he arrives on loan until June 30, 2023), assured that he was “well, with confidence. Last year I had physical problems so I couldn’t do preseason, this summer I was able to do it and I feel very good physically, wanting to contribute”, he explained. The Verdiblanco footballer, who has completed the complete preparation with the Valladolid team -he was their top scorer- and made his debut this campaign in the First Division, explained that “he had several options”, but that he opted for Racing for being “a historic” and thanks to the “project” presented by Mikel Martija.

Gassama also revealed that he has already spoken with Guillermo Fernández Romo and that the coach has asked him to “be myself, to exploit my virtues and to add on and off the field so that the team can move forward.” About his teammates , the new Verdiblanco striker said he felt “motivated. There are very good strikers like Matheus and Cedric, we will maintain a healthy competition”.

The Verdiblanco sports director, Mikel Martija, who acted together with Víctor Diego (director of institutional and sports relations) as the player’s host, wanted to thank Sekou for his bet since “he had more options”. “I think that for Racing he is a very good addition, because he is a striker profile that we did not have in the squad”, he concluded.

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Sekou Gassama Cissokho was born in Granollers (Barcelona) on May 6, 1995 and trained as a player in the Lower Sections of Fútbol Club Barcelona to later serve successively in FC Damm and the affiliates of the Unión Deportiva Almería and Real Valladolid. . The attacker continued his career at Rayo Vallecano B, Bergantiños FC and UD Sant Andreu before returning to the Almeria club in 2017. A year later, he promoted to the rojiblanco first team, with whom he appeared in 30 games (25 in LaLiga SmartBank and five in the Copa del Rey) during the first half of the 2018/19 campaign (he left on loan to Valencia Mestalla in January) and the 2019/20 academic year -he scored nine goals, one of them against Racing at Los Campos de Sport. Gassama, who measures 1.88 and weighs 85 kilos, signed in 2020 with Real Valladolid, who loaned him -in the Second Division- to Club de Fútbol Fuenlabrada and Málaga CF, with whom he played 41 games in which he scored 11 goals .

The striker, who was a U-20 international for Senegal in 2015, made his LaLiga Santander debut last weekend in the Valladolid shirt against Villarreal CF at the José Zorrilla stadium.

The video and photographs correspond to the presentation of Sekou Gassama as a Real Racing Club player.

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