Paulo Futre is a living legend of Atlético de Madrid, with which he became champion of Europe. On the occasion of the game this Saturday between the ‘colchonero’ team and the FC Barcelona at Wanda Metropolitano, He had a talk with Barça player Francisco Trincao – with whom he shares his nationality and position as a winger – through the newspaper ‘Mundo Deportivo’.
For Paulo Futre, Francisco Trincao is already among the best left-handers in the history of Portugal. “For me he is already one of the five best left-handers in Portugal. First are Simoes, Chalana, me, now Bernardo Silva and I have no doubts that Trincao is going to be better than all of them,” he said, to which the culé responded: “It’s an honor to hear this from a great player like Paulo Futre and I’m going to do it like he said, I’m going to have fun and play my game and thank Paulo for everything.”
Trincao was very flattered by the words of his compatriot. “It is a great responsibility, they are all great players like Paulo was and they are a reference for me. I’m here to do my job and play like Paulo did,” he said, adding about the Wanda Metropolitano duel that “it will be a great game, We will have a great team as our rival. They have great players and a great coach, but we are going to do everything to win. “
“Write it down: you will win the Ballon d’Or”
The FC Barcelona winger also spoke about the possibility of playing more minutes since, until now, Ronald Koeman has used him more as a trigger than as a member of the eleven type. “I think that having a little more minutes and, little by little, working, I will have more peace of mind and I will be able to do what Paulo said to show my quality in the games,” he said.
Further, Francisco Trincao praised Ronald Koeman for the courage he’s taking in fielding young players when his performance is good. “He is a great coach. Age does not matter, only performance and whoever wins it in training plays. It is very easy. He says it so that we can do our job without fear and enjoy ourselves,” he said.
About the favorites of the competitions, Francisco Trincao considered, like Barcelona, that the FC Barcelona aspires to everything. “As culé, for me Barça is the favorite in all the competitions they play. We know that there are great teams, in the League there are Real and Atleti, who are having a great season, and for the Champions it is still early, but I I want to win both titles, “he commented.
For Futre, Francisco Trincao will win the Ballon d’Or
Francisco Trincao showed his desire for the public to return to the stands of the Camp Nou: “I watched games with 90,000 fans at the Camp Nou on YouTube and I really want to play like that.” After that, Paulo Futre replied that he sees the Portuguese as a player who does not hide under pressure and predicted that he will win the Ballon d’Or. “I tell the Catalans that it will be great, very great. Let him continue like this, he is a very humble kid, who works a lot. If there is no injury, which there will not be, it will be the Ballon d’Or. , he sentenced.
By last, Francisco Trincao thanked Paulo Futre for his words. “As a compatriot I just wanted to thank that it is an enormous pride to hear this from a great player like Futre, I did not have the pleasure of seeing him play, but I saw many videos of him. This only gives more confidence to continue working,” he said.