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Thursday, August 30, 2012
Cesar wants to win league

ESPN staff

New Queen's Park Rangers recruit Julio Cesar feels that his new team-mates need to believe they can win the league.

• Cesar pleased with move

Cesar, 32, believes that nothing is impossible at Loftus Road considering how much money owner Tony Fernandes is willing to spend on new players.

"I have many dreams at QPR," Cesar told the Daily Mail. "To play well for the fans, the manager, the chairman and myself. And eventually finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League and then one day win the Premier League. It is possible. A few years ago nobody believed Manchester City would ever win the Premier League. So we have to dream. When you dream, things can happen. That's the reason I came here."

The goalkeeper is realistic after seeing how poorly Rangers have started this year, but thinks things can only improve for Mark Hughes' men.

"I saw the first game. Wow! It was terrible for them and they had some problems but these things happen in football. When I met the coach I asked him what happened in the first game. But they drew away in the second game [1-1 against Norwich] and that's a good result."

The former Inter Milan man isn't the only international goalkeeper on the books at Loftus Road, and will now challenge Rob Green to be first choice between the sticks.

"I hope to be the No.1, but I have to work hard. I have the ability but I know the Premier League is hard.

"My first game could be against my first coach in Europe. Roberto Mancini brought me to Inter. They have done well but we have to believe we can beat them."

Moving from one European capital city to another was a major enticement for the Brazilian, as well as the opportunity to play in the English top-flight.

"London is a big attraction. It is one of the two or three best cities to live in the whole world. It reminds me of New York. It's perfect for my future too. The opportunity to play in the Premier League, the best football in the world. I can't wait to train, I can't wait to play."




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