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The Brazilian stated that he feels good physically and that it's up to Julen Lopetegui whether he plays on Saturday
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Marcão stated that it is Julen Lopetegui's decision as to whether he will make his first appearance for the club on Saturday night.

The Brazilian defender was finally unveiled as a Sevilla player today, after signing for the team while they were on tour in South Korea.

A knock has prevented him from making an appearance, but it is very possible that it will come this weekend.

"I'm feeling good now, I had a bit of a knock but now I'm ok. The coach will decide if I can play on Saturday."

The centre-half then spoke about the impact of the transfer on his family.

"Coming here is very big for my family and myself. It's a very big club with important objectives so, of course, it means I'm very happy. I'm feeling perfect."

"My teammates have been great with me since the very first day and I've felt at home. I've admired the club for a while, I like how they play and how the fans support the team for the whole match."

"Mariano told me a lot about Sevilla, he was very happy here. Fernando also told me that this is a perfect club"

Marcão then commented on what he can bring to the table.

"I think I can show my coaches and my teammates a lot of hard work, just as I did at my former club."

He also wished to avoid referring to the departure of defensive duo Diego Carlos and Koundé.

"Diego Carlos is Diego Carlos and Marcão is Marcão. We're not here to talk about Diego Carlos, we're here to talk about Sevilla and achieving our objectives. Koundé is a top player, but he's now at another club."

After emotionally paying tribute to his brother, who he considers his idol, he spoke about glowing references from two former Galatasaray teammates.

"Mariano told me a lot about Sevilla, he was very happy here. Fernando also told me that this is a perfect club. The club is strong in every competition."

"They have huge objectives and go out to win every match. If we look at the last five or six years they keep growing."