Moisés Caicedo spoke about Brighton, Jeremy Sarmiento, ‘Toño’ Valencia and more

The Ecuadorian Moises Caicedo gave his first full interview in English. This was highlighted by his team, the Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club of the Premier League, which published an extensive note on the trajectory and aspirations of the tricolor soccer player.

“His understanding of the language is still in its infancy, as is his soccer here in this country, but he took up the challenge head on. Like he does on the pitch. Here is an individual with courage, with a fighting spirit… Traits that suggest that he will go far in the game”, is mentioned in the note published in the official page of the English club.

Moses Isaac Caicedo Corozo valued the presence in the team of the also Ecuadorian Jeremy Sarmiento. “He helped me a lot when we flew to join the national team,” recalled the ‘Jewel’ of Ecuadorian soccer.

“It’s been good having him around Jeremy. He obviously grew up in this country, so it makes me smile to hear him speak with a real English accent and then just switch to Spanish. He helped me a lot when we flew to join the national team on the plane. The flight attendants spoke English, so he helped me with food, safety instructions, things like that, ”he mentions in the interview of the Brighton and Hove Albion.

To Caicedo’s benefit, several club players understand Spanish such as Bruno, Rob Sanchez, Marc Cucurella, Alexis Mac Allister, Steven Alzate, among others.

“English boys talk so fast, especially when we’re out in the country!” he explained ‘Moi’.

“I’m getting the hang of it, learning new words, new phrases all the time, but it’s been really important to have the Spanish-speaking guys here to help me. If there’s something the coaches say that I don’t understand, then Bruno is there to help and it’s the same on the pitch with the other guys,” he said.

Moisés Caicedo adapts to the Premier League game. Photo: Paul Hazlewood of

The Ecuadorian footballer also recalled his time in Valley Independent and recalled that in his teenage years he learned to live away from the family and compared the memory of those years with what he has lived since 2021, in the European soccer.

After signing up for Brightonthe Ecuadorian had a brief passage through the draft beer from Belgium. He assured that Belgian and Premier League football is very different. “It’s a good standard but not as intense as here. In England, football is more physical, it is faster and the players are very strong, tall, quick and athletic,” he explained.

“But I feel good to be back here now. When Graham (Potter) called me and said that he wanted me to come back, I was very happy. Now that I have returned to the team, I feel comfortable, as if he belongs here. It is also good to work with his coach and coaching staff again because he likes to make young players progress and every day I feel that I am progressing by training hard, very intensely. I need that to help me adapt to the demands of the Premier League,” he added.

Caicedo, 20, who was born in Santo Domingo, acknowledged that he was moved to meet Paul Pogba at Old Trafford last week. The Frenchman was one of his childhood idols, along with Antonio valencia. “Manchester United was always my team because of Pogba and, before that, because of Valencia,” explained the midfielder.

“As a midfielder, Pogba was always my favorite player. I also liked it n’golo kante, but Pogba was the player who has always moved me, because of the way he receives the ball and throws himself forward”, he assured in the interview published by his club.