Pepe Reina cannot wait to get started at Aston Villa and has spoken of his hunger and desire to rise to the challenges ahead.
The goalkeeper, who racked up 285 Premier League appearances for Liverpool, including 134 clean sheets, has signed on loan at Villa Park from AC Milan until the end of the season.
And in his first interview with VillaTV, Reina insists he is “ready to rumble” and hopes to be able to pass on his vast experience as the club look to climb the table.
“I’m very excited,” said the 37-year-old, who has lifted the World Cup with Spain and twice celebrated European Championship success.
“The opportunity came and it was good for both and so here we are.
“To help us both to grow and hopefully to achieve our target of staying up, and fight for every single ball from now on.”
He added: “I’m still hungry and still humble enough to keep growing and keep learning.
“And at Villa, it was not because they offered me regular football, I have to earn that, convince the manager and be ready to rumble straightaway.
“Mentally, I’m ready for this challenge, physically, I’m absolutely grateful for being 37.
“Let’s go, let’s start, I can’t wait.”
You can watch Pepe’s comprehensive first interview for free now on VillaTV, click here.