Botman was presented on Friday, trained for the first time on Saturday, gave a press conference the same day and saw Lille book an exhibition win at Anderlecht. “It was a long day, but it was a good one. The game was great, they won and I immediately got a good impression of how they play,” Botman told Voetbal International.
“It looks good, I’m looking forward to getting started,” he continues. “Next week we have a practice match against AZ, I hope I can join then, but I have to get fit first. I don’t want to rush it.”
The 20-year-old defender is impressed by Lille. “The stadium is really beautiful, and really very big. The complex is also very beautiful. You can compare it a bit with Ajax, how it all looks. And also in terms of training and developing young players. The Ajax of France? It looks a bit like it, yes. “