Jakub Blaszczykowski was unveiled to the media as a Fiorentina player at the Stadio Franchi today.
Why did you choose Florence?
"I wanted to change clubs and Fiorentina showed more determination to sign me than anyone else. I want to thank the club for the tremendous belief they have had in me from day one. I hope to show people what I can do as soon as possible. Physically I'm fit and ready to do my bit to help the team."
Are Fiorentina aiming to win a trophy this year?
"Before I start talking about winning things I first want to prove myself on the pitch alongside my new team-mates."
What was your time at Borussia like?
"It was amazing. Thanks to the hard work we put in and a winning mentality we managed to build a very successful cycle. Finding the right mentality and team spirit is crucial if you want to aim high."
How have your first few days in Florence gone?
"The fans have given me a fabulous welcome right from the start. I'm finding it very easy to settle in."
What's your best position?
"In the modern game you need to know how to defend and attack as a team. I'll try my best to do exactly what the coach wants from me."
How important is this season for you ahead of next summer's European championships?
"It's very important. I want to prove myself here and play at France 2016."
What's your first impression of Sousa?
"We met in Dortmund. I have nothing but good things to say about him."