ESPN Brasil has once again featured an interview with the Brighton & Hove Albion left-back Bernardo this week.
This time, the 23-year-old has been interviewed along with his father, who played for several big Brazilian clubs in the 80’s and the 90’s.
The story’s main subject was Bernardo’s rise in his career, from small clubs in São Paulo until his time in Austria, Germany and finally in England.
Bernardo’s father, who’s also called Bernardo, has spoken about his son’s time at Brighton and the great exposure he’s having in the Premier League.
“One of the greatest, if not the greatest, league in the world,” Mr. Bernardo told ESPN Brasil. “This is not for everyone. Sometimes people think that by playing for a small club, it’s not such an important thing, but I think it has a huge dimension.”
Bernardo has also spoken about the chances of standing out when not playing for a top club: “You see Richarlison’s career, for example, he’s a player who went to a club that are Watford, who now may have risen a little bit, but it’s a club that can be compared to Brighton. And the important thing is that if you do your job well, you have all the limelight on you.”
The left-back has also revealed that he watches all of his games, especially those where he didn’t play very well.
Asked by reporter João Castelo Branco if he does it right after the match, Bernardo said: “It depends. When I know I didn’t make a good game, I see it on the same day, I’m already frustrated there, and I want to see what I did wrong.
“And when I had a good game, I get more relaxed, I say ‘no, I’ll do other things after the game’, I’ll play a video game, I’m going out with my family or my girlfriend.
“There are days when it’s difficult. There are days when it’s difficult but only watching I can improve.”
Brighton fans will certainly be pleased with that attitude.