Parma, 8 September 2021 – After today’s training session, new singing Woyo Coulibaly spoke to the press at Collecchio.

 “I’m really happy with the reception from my teammates and from the staff. I’m happy to be here. In the last few days of the transfer window, I received various offers from Ligue 1 but when the offer from Parma came, I saw that it was a project in line with my own vision and decided to come here. I don’t have a preference as to where I play; I can use both feet and I don’t care which position it is. I’m just happy to play.”

 “I don’t really have a favourite player but I take inspiration from Cancelo because he is great with both feet. I like him because he’s a fighter and he’s aggressive in the defensive phase. The Coach is just asking me to keep it simple, to take care of my position on the pitch and try to offload the ball to the players around me.”

 “The Italian league is famed for its defensive quality. I chose to come to Italy to improve as a defender. There’s a project here at Parma to get back to Serie A straight away with a good squad – that’s why I chose to come here. The fact that Thuram played here in the past was also motivation for me to join Parma; I didn’t speak with him because I don’t know him personally, but the fact that he spent time at this Club drove me to do the same.”

 “Winning? That’s what we want too; we’re professionals and we’re competitive. We want to win as many games as possible to get back to Serie A.”