Martín Cáceres says Southampton’s trip to Spain is the ideal way for him to settle quickly into life with his new club.
The experienced defender signed on a deal until the end of the season on Thursday, ahead of the club’s trip to Spain for a training camp the following day.
The trip will provide Cáceres with the perfect opportunity to get to know his new teammates, and it’s one he’s looking forward to.
“I think the best thing about the trip that we’re going on to Alicante will be that I can spend some time with the group,” he told southamptonfc.com.
“That’s not just out on the training pitch, but immersing myself in all aspects of the club and getting to know my teammates better, whether that’s at meal times or in the dressing room.
“That is a process that I enjoy as a person because becoming part of a new team again is all about sharing and getting on the same wavelength as my teammates.”
The trip will also provide Cáceres with an opportunity to show Claude Puel his current fitness levels.
Cáceres is yet to play competitively this season, as he looked to recover from an injury he suffered while with Juventus, but believes he is in good condition ahead of the trip.
“Physically I’m really good. I feel like I’m over the injury that I had, that made me stop for six months,” the 29 year-old added.
“It makes things a bit complicated for a player because what every player needs is to play and time with the ball.
“But I feel very good physically and I am confident I can get back to where I was. The only thing that I’m lacking now is to spend time with the team, which is what I want.”