Before a Argentina – Brazil there are always proper names and Raphinha It is one of them. The player of the Leeds is trained by an Argentine coach, Marcelo Bielsa, and dreams of playing the Super classic of the Americas in the morning.
The extreme talks with AS before the match and tells that he always dreamed of playing with the National Team, that against Argentina It is a special match, the indications of Tite, be trained by Bielsa or your future in the Leeds.
How are you living this moment in the National Team? What does it mean to play for Brazil?
A – It is living a dream. Since I was a child, I always dreamed of playing for the national team, being able to represent my country, my town, my neighborhood, my people. After many years of hard work, I have succeeded and will do my best to continue my career in the national team.
Do you want to play against Argentina after what was the Copa América?
A – What player would not like to play against Argentina? And I’m not saying it because of what happened in the final of the Copa América. But because Argentina is one of the best teams in the world. Their squad has players of the highest level and it is an opportunity to be able to participate in a game like that. It is one of the classics of world football, I wish I could play and participate with my teammates and get a victory.
What does Tite ask of you?
A – Tite is a great person. An exemplary professional with a lot of wisdom. He asks me to do what I’m doing at Leeds. Adding some other detail. It gives us the freedom to feel comfortable playing with our style.
What does it mean to you to be trained by Bielsa?
A – From my first days at the club, I already saw how special Bielsa was. He is a guy who works a lot, who knows a lot about football. He is the typical professional who dedicates 100% of his time to the institution he represents and we are very lucky that he is our coach. He knows how to get the most out of each one of us. This makes us raise our level.
Would you like to play in the Champions League in the near future?
A – Of course it is. I am very happy at Leeds and hopefully we can play the Champions League.