Rafael Leitão


Striker replaced Diego Tardelli at half-time and secured three important points for Peixe in the final straight of Brasileirão

Photo: Photo: Ivan Storti/Santos FC
Photo: Photo: Ivan Storti/Santos FC

This Thursday (25), Santos faced Fortaleza in Vila Belmiro and in a night inspired by the striker Marcos Leonardo, won 2-0, with two goals from the player, who opened, did the first in a penalty kick and then hit the net once more after tackling Gabriel Pirani. After the match, Marcos Leonardo granted an interview and declared himself relieved.

“It’s an inexplicable feeling, very good, of being able to score, a relief for the fans, for our group. I didn’t even want to be at that moment, but we did it, we’re going to take it off. We work hard for this. Now, a lot of relief. Honestly, when the ball hit there (the goalkeeper), butterflies in my stomach, but, thank God, the ball entered. Let’s work moment by moment, step by step. Every game is final”, said the shirt 36 of Vila.

Predestined, Marcos Leonardo took the field to replace Diego Tardelli, the change was fundamental since the attacker was decisive for the score of the match. In the current season, the player played 38 games and scored five goals. Coach Fábio Carille commented on the moment of his young athlete.

“Marcos Leonardo has been training well, but he’s been called up. I’m a little insecure about putting boys in this moment, I confess. I know about his talent and Angelo’s and Kaiky’s, but the business is heavy and comes the fear of burning. will today to put Marcos”, declared the commander of Alvinegro Praiano.

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