‘I didn’t talk to Ronaldo’

Nelson Semedo admits he didn’t talk to Portugal teammate Cristiano Ronaldo before joining Barcelona. “I didn’t have time…”

Semedo swapped Benfica for Barca earlier in the summer and plays in the same national team as Real Madrid’s Ronaldo, but didn’t consult the forward before signing on at Camp Nou.

“I didn’t talk to Ronaldo about the transfer. I didn’t have time,” he said, Sport reports, before Semedo offered his first impressions of La Blaugrana.

“The sensations have been good. It was a dream I had and I fulfilled it. I’ve only been able to train with my new teammates for three days but I have to say it’s easy for me to adapt my game to Barcelona.

“I’ve come here to work, to help the team and it will be the Coach who will have the last word. I don’t see myself starting.”

Semedo may or may not line up with Neymar this season as the Brazilian prevaricates between staying in Catalonia or going to Paris Saint-Germain, and Semedo doesn’t know what will happen but hopes he stays.

“I haven’t asked Neymar if he’s staying or going. He’s Barcelona’s and we’re looking forward to having him this season.”