Jesús 'Tecatito' Corona was unveiled as a Sevilla player at the Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán press room on Monday afternoon. The Mexican international, who made his debut during the derby on Sunday, spoke about his first few days at the club: "I'm feeling very positive. I'm very happy to be here and to have had my first few minutes on the pitch. The welcome has been spectacular. Since I got off the plane, they have been spectacular here to help me fit in perfectly. I've spoken to Chicharito, he's wished me the best and spoke highly of the club and city, so I thank him for that".
Regarding his debut this weekend, he is disappointed with the cup exit and, above all, the circumstances: "I've played in some derbies in my career and maybe this wasn't the way to start, but the derby has gone and the team is together. We know what we'll fight for in the future and we're already focused on it. It was a very strange issue and that's how we feel about it. Despite all of that, we have to let it go and look forward". He also spoke about Julen Lopetegui's continued confidence in him: "I've already said a few times that, after so many compliments, I can only thank him, feel lucky and work hard to repay all that confidence. I've spoken to him and my teammate Óliver. They've always spoken very well about Sevilla and that made my interest in joining the club stronger".
He admitted that his arrival at Sevilla was something that had been on his mind for some time: "We had been waiting for some time to come here, to know what Sevilla was like, with a coach who wanted me. I'm very happy with how it's gone, I thank Porto for how much I achieved and I felt that my family and I needed other goals. That was how I felt and I feel fulfilled for completing the move. Without family, you're not at peace and you're not stable. They have had a lot to do with it and I feel fortunate for the welcome and the family I have. I hope to continue to add to the team, continue to be amongst the Europa League favourites and do my job. What the coach expects is the same thing he has been telling me, to play my game and enjoy my football, that's how you excel".
After acknowledging that he is here to help the team, but also to score goals, which he has always liked, the numerous Mexican media outlets asked him asked about the impact of his arrival in Spain: "In Mexico there's a lot of people who follow Spanish football and Mexican international players. You have to work hard and find the best version of yourself so that the impact is greater. I want to make history as a Mexican at a club with a lot of history".