Real Madrid president Florentino Perez tried to take advantage of Brahim Diaz's presentation to put out a calming, positive message to Madrid fans after they lost 2-0 to Real Sociedad on Sunday, slipping 10 points behind Barcelona.
"We had maximum demands on us through history as we won 13 European Cups. Yesterday we offered the fans the third consecutive World Club Cup, the fourth in the last five years. Madrid fans should value this era of success, but we are conscious that in thsi time of triumphs and conquests there will also be difficulties and tough sporting moments. The players will give everything to keep building a team that excites in the present and the future."
On Diaz, he said: "We welcome our new player Brahim Díaz, a player with quality, magic and a huge personality who dreams of being a successful footballer wearing this shirt and this badge".
"Real Madrid have won the Champions League and Club World Cup double for the third time in a row and for the fourth time in the last five years. I always say that all madridistas must value this period of success".
"We will continue to build a Real Madrid ready to thrill Real Madrid fan in the present and in the future. That's why today I want to show my enormous satisfaction with the arrival of a player who has that special talent and those values that can make him very important to this team".
"Dear Brahim, you have chosen this badge over all those great clubs that wanted to sign you. You arrive at the most demanding club in the world. You have an immense challenge before you but you have already been able to prove your level. The fans here are going to give you everything so that you feel the pride of belonging to the greatest footballing legend."