Agent: Good morning all, please take a seat. Mr Sharma will take questions
R: Good morning all, please ask away
Media: Risheek, how do you feel about being Monaco's record signing?
R: They're a great club, with fine history. It was an interesting offer, having played in England for my career so far, but I knew that this move could change my career
Media: How are you hoping to develop here?
R: Monaco are a wonderful side with some of the best coaches. We all have seen how Kylian has done there. Not saying I'll ever reach how good he is, but it's a great club for development.
Media: From your response, it seems like your stay here will be short?
R: Nothing is scripted in Football. I have no idea what'll happen tommorow or the day after. My aim here is to play good football and answer all your questions as good as I can(*chuckes*)
Media: There have been many rumours on your wage and how that is there reason for the move, instead of actual good Football and development
R: I'm getting a modest fee which is for my basic needs. I'm not a high fly spender Nor one to demand that much. That's all I think I need to be discussing about my personal needs.
Media: How do you see your position here as? The right winger role is taken and clearly you have been a first team player for most of your career
R: I have thought abt this, talked to both Kylian and the boss. Kylian's a nice guy all aimed towards Football, says that he'll respect the bosses decision and the boss says he'll always look for chances to play me. Thus, I'm pretty safe and happy.
Media: You're now the first Singaporean to play in both the EPL and now the Ligue 1. Thoughts?
R: The facilities at home have always been TOP class. I think for most players they just couldn't get the start they wanted. Most of the boys there are more talented than me, and they deserve to be here more than I do. But I think when the Vibe Academy picked me up back then, I was very lucky. Many other players also deserved the chance. If they did, and in the past as well, I would very well be known as an average Singaporean playing in England or France.
Agent: That'll be all for today. We hope to have more successful conferences with the media and establish a fine understanding with all of you as well. Thank you.