The rossoblù striker ended the season with 16 goals, more than all the Brazilians in Europe. The future? “If today I can think of staying in Cagliari for life, it means that I have done something important”
– Francesco Velluzzi
Eighth year in Cagliari. A flag. The only news is that Joao Pedro, captain and striker of Cagliari in the last two seasons, is more and more sympathetic, always finds the joke and is even sicker than the NBA (“cheering Suns”): “Eight years is a long time because football Today is different from that of then. These relationships no longer exist. For eight years I have made them playing all the time. My father from Brazil compliments me because, as a football fan, seeing me always in the same team is happy. my balance in the right team. ”He closed another season scoring 16 goals, more than all the Brazilians in Europe, Neymar, Firmino and Richarlison:“ This makes me proud, to join the strongest in Brazil is something great. Although not in a top team like them. Cagliari plays a different league. But there are many goals and being in front of them makes me happy. “He does not speak, but of renewal for life:” Talking about the future is difficult. I play football, if I can think of rim today anere in Cagliari for life means that I have done something important ”. But he does not officially complain of earning lower figures than some of his teammates: “There is little to say, Godin and Nainggolan have had an important career, so that’s right for them.”
The new Cagliari
“It is a group that has changed little, but has changed a lot in mentality. the mentality must be different and it shows. Strootman, he is strong, you can see that he understands football and playing with the strong ones is what we all want. Pavoletti and I both start off well, we hope to finish in the best possible way, even physically. I don’t set limits. The coach Semplici arrived at a very complicated moment, he has great merits, leaving with him is taste. It gives us a lot of enthusiasm, and the desire to pick up where we left off. As a captain I have to manage well, but here it is facie because it is a dressing room made up of excellent guys. It’s not for me to talk about the market. Godin and Nandez know it’s part of the game to be put on the market, I’ve been through it too. if Dalbert arrives it’s a good thing, he’s an important player who can give us a big hand, we need people to help us ”.
Brazil and Italy
His Brazil has not yet considered it. “I saw the first half of the final, then it was too late … But Argentina are very strong. I do mine then if Tite is looking at me I can’t tell. The team did well, they conceded few goals. I miss Brazil I didn’t go home anymore, my parents didn’t see my children, I’m sorry ”. But by now he is also very Italian and you understand this when he talks about the European Championship: “I cheered a lot for Italy. I met Toloi later, Jorginho and Emerson I know them well, Jorginh champion, the best in the world in his role ”. Joao Pedro, on the other hand, has no role problems: “I did a bit of everything. In modern football he cannot allow you to play one role alone. I’m happy to play as always, nothing has changed for me ”. Closing on the scourge of racism: “It is still difficult to talk about it. Only those who have been there know how bad it is. All this for a game. We will fight until the end because it is something that must end ”.
July 16 – 13:37
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