EXCLUSIVE: Racing Club's Colombian Sensation Giovanni Moreno Dreams Of Playing In Spain

Colombian international Giovanni Moreno is looking beyond Racing Club to Europe and Spain, with Barcelona a particular attraction.
Colombian playmaker Giovanni Moreno declared that he is delighted by the adulation he has received since moving to the notoriously demanding environment of 'La Academia'- and that his ultimate goal is to establish a successful career playing across the Atlantic in Spain.

'El Flaco' has made an instant impact since moving to Argentina in the winter break, scoring four times for his new club to become the top scorer in the 2010 Apertura. Speaking to Andres Roman, the rangy number 10 admitted that it meant everything to have the support of the notoriously fickly Racing fans.

"It makes me proud to have the people chanting my name, especially this crowd who do not give up praise that easily," the 24 year old revealed, before referring to the unique pressures of 'La Academia'.

"Before arriving in Racing I knew where I was going to be, that the football they played here was very complex, and how the fans were. That is why nothing surprises me when I live through it day to day."

After a relatively slow start as he battled with the increased pace and physicality compared to his native Colombia, Gio now looks well at home in his adopted nation, and set to wow audiences with his tricks and mesmeric dribbling. The player admits that there are good things and bad things in the Primera Division.

"What I least like is how hard they hit me here, as a player you understand it as part of the game but it is not great. What I love though is that football here is a religion, the weekend is sacred for the families to watch football and that is amazing".

Although currently happy in Argentina, Moreno admitted that he sees his time in Avellaneda as a midway point to launch a career in Europe: "one always looks for new challenges... I understand that this is one more step in my career", the Cafetero international revealed. And Gio continued to state that ultimately Europe was where he wanted to play more than anywhere else.

"Of course every player wants to play away from home, in foreign lands. This is a step that I have to take, that is complicated and with many obstacles, but if someone wants to play in Europe they must first take this step," he insisted, before pointing his gaze at a very particular target.

"Just to play in Spain... All the teams that play good football there. Barcelona is the one who play the most attractive football, that which I like to play. My plan for now though is to arrive in Spain, no more."

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