February 26, 2024

Victor Sa understands the Botafogo fans’ frustration with Givinho’s departure, but wonders: “If I hadn’t gone to Lyon, I would have gone to another club in Europe.”

The winning goal scorer Botafogo Over Fluminense last Sunday, the striker Victor SA He gave an interview on Monday to “Bola Rolando” from bandsportsand talked about the topic that dominates black and white social networks: departure Givenio As for Lyon, a club that also has majority shareholder John Textor.

Sá only paid tribute to SAF from Botafogo He said the fact that Textor has a network of clubs changes nothing regarding the goal of young players to get into European football. The striker said that Givinho’s deal was only a matter of time because of the quality he provided.

– I think it doesn’t change much, because every player who goes to a club always thinks of doing his best and excelling. Nowadays, young people dream of getting a good tournament in Brazil and then moving to Europe. If it weren’t for Lyon, I’m sure Gevinho would go to another club in Europe, they were already saying they had proposals – said Victor Sa.

– What I see in Botafogo is a very organized institution, everything is fine, I have nothing but praise. SAF does a good job. I understand the fans’ frustration, because Givinho was making people happy and losing a great player. But from Givinho’s side, I know he’s happy to fulfill the dream of playing in Europe – added the Alvinegro striker.

Victor Sa also spoke about the goals for 2023 and the coach’s work Luis Castro. paying off:

Celebration after VAR: “It’s kind of complicated, the VAR came to the aid of football, but at the same time it removes some emotions. I was a bit nervous to see if it was right or not, but in the end, thank God, the goal was right.”

Predictions for 2023: “Last year it was a team under construction, everyone was getting to know each other, understanding the coach’s methodology. This season we are more prepared, everyone already knows each other, very few pieces arrived, there were also a few departures. We have a good outlook. Very. We know our quality, we understand the work of Luis Castro. We are in four competitions and we hope to perform and promote this Botafogo project, which has been very impressive.”

Los Castro: “He has a lot of Portuguese coaches’ style, he has a lot of intensity, he likes possession of the ball, but he has intensity in marking and high pressure, when he loses the ball he tries to steal it quickly. The day after the game he is already there charging, showing mistakes. He is very strong and demanding. Always, always trying to evolve and give face to the actors.”

Botafogo goals: “We expect much better results than last year, when we already had a place in the Copa Sudamericana. We will look for a vacancy in the Libertadores and we will enter Sudamericana to go far and win the title, in Carioca and in the Copa Brasileira the same. We only expect good things for Botafogo this season”.