Joao Costa

Atlético-MG

The shirt number 7 of Alvinegro Mineiro was the big name of the match with a goal and an assist

Photo: Fernando Moreno/AGIF - Hulk responded to Gabigol's statement
© 1788Photo: Fernando Moreno/AGIF – Hulk responded to Gabigol’s statement

Last Wednesday night (23), the Athletic beat Flamengo 2-1 in the first leg of the round of 16 of the Copa do Brasil. The goals of rooster were marked by Hulk and Ademir. Lázaro scored for Rubro-Negro Carioca. Now, the Minas Gerais team plays for a draw in Rio de Janeiro to advance to the quarterfinals of the tournament.

After the match, Gabigol sent a message, pondering that in the Maracanã game, the Minas Gerais team will feel pressure with the Flamengo fans filling the stadium. “Now we have another weekend and then we go to Libertadores. When they go there, they will know what pressure is and what hell is.”.

“Speaking of the environment, we are used to playing in large environments. We have experienced players, national team players, tough players… So there is no boy to face any pressure”replied Hulk, countering Gabigol’s statement.

“Actually, I have this pain that has been bothering me since the game against Palmeiras. The field was synthetic, hard. And then in a game against Ceará, at Castelão, it was very tough. I had inflammation underneath, on the sole of the foot, in the fat of the foot down there and it has been hurting a lot, I have been suffering a lot”highlighted the Atlético striker, in the post-game interview for TV Globo.

The shirt number 7 of Alvinegro Mineiro also highlighted that this pain causes discomfort when he steps with the boot. “It’s an annoying little pain right when we step under the cleats of the boot. But now it’s time to recover well to be well for the next game. But I have to overcome that to be able to give our best and come out with the win.”.

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