Bartra relishes Betis opportunity

01 February 2018 09:29:20 EST

Former Barcelona defender Marc Bartra is confident that he will prove to be a good signing for Real Betis, who paid Borussia Dortmund €10million for his services.

The 27-year-old Spain international heads home after just over 18 months in Germany, becoming the second most expensive player ever purchased by Los Verdiblancos.

And Bartra is relishing the opportunity to show what he can do at the Estadio Benito Villamarin, telling the club's official website: "I don't feel pressure and I am fully focused on working with the team.

"This club showed lots of confidence in me and a desire to sign me, which was important. Obviously this club is huge and very important, so it was not a tough decision for me to join."

Meanwhile, midfielder Victor Camarasa says he rejected interest from England to remain with Betis, where he feels he has unfinished business to complete, having only joined the club last summer.

He told EFE: "My only thought is to continue here to work on our objectives and help finish the project which we have started."

Team-mate Fabian Ruiz sang a similar tune as he explained signing an extended contract which ties him to Los Verdiblancos until the summer of 2023.

"I appreciate the interest from other clubs and the confidence they have shown in me, but Betis were always my priority and I am convinced that I have made the right decision," he added.

Meanwhile, Barcelona are 2/11 to win the Copa del Rey this season, with Sevilla 7/2 and Valencia 16/1.

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