Last week, we covered an interview win which Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal claimed that midfielder José Semedo return to Portugal was totally the player’s own, and that he could have stayed at the club.
The boss said Semedo would still have a place in Sheffield Wednesday’s squad, but Semedo wanted to go back to his home city and join his local club.
The 32-year-old finally got the chance to make his debut during the 2-0 league win over Braga this weekend. He started the match on the bench, but came on as a sub after 71 minutes.
Speaking to the local press (via A Bola), he talked about the feeling of playing for his new club and made it clear how badly he wanted to be wearing that shirt.
“It was a dream coming true. I was born in the city and all the boys from Setúbal dream of playing for Vitória. I want to thank José Couceiro for giving me this opportunity.”
Semedo is much known in Portugal for his friendship with Cristiano Ronaldo, so the local media didn’t miss the chance to ask if the Real Madrid star was watching the match.
“I believe he watched the game, still yesterday he asked me what time it would be, if I was playing. I’m sure he’s happy for me.”
As well as Cristiano Ronaldo, Carvlos Carvalhal and a good few Sheffield Wednesday fans will also be keeping an eye on Semedo’s return to Portugal.