For AS Monaco fans who don't know you very well yet, what type of player are you?
I'm a player who likes to be on the ball, a creative player. Collective play is where I come into my own. I like to help my teammates to shine, provide assists and score goals. That's what I'll be trying to do here at Monaco.
There's a strong group of Portuguese players at Monaco: Bernardo Silva, Ivan Cavaleiro, Joao Moutinho, Ricardo Carvalho… Did that have an influence on your decision to join the club?
Obviously I thought about that before signing for AS Monaco. It was important for me to know that the coach is Portuguese too. In the national squad, I've already played alongside Bernardo (Silva) and Ivan (Cavaleiro). That has all really helped me to settle into the team.
You've already played at the Stade Louis-II, with Lille last season (1-1 draw). What do you remember from that game?
I remember that match well. It was my first professional start (laughs).I had a really good feeling at this stadium. Last year, I learned a huge amount by playing in Ligue 1. It's quite a strange feeling to have played at the Louis-II before with another team, and now playing in Monaco colours. But I'm a professional player and I'll be giving 100% for AS Monaco.