Sporting winger Rafael Camacho was at a club event on Monday where he answered questions from the U13 team.
Among the things the kids wanted to know, there was obviously interest in his time at Liverpool, since he was at Anfield from 2016 to 2019.
Camacho considers himself a Champions League winner, and talked about the feeling of winning the competition at such a young age.
“It was good to be at Liverpool. It was a spectacle to win the Champions, it didn’t even look real. Winning at 18 was a dream. I always wanted to be part of the team and it was very good. I learned a lot from them. I am always learning from their experience,” he said (via Radio Renascença).
But when speaking of Sporting, he says he took the first chance he had to return to his club: “I always had the dream of coming to Alvalade and playing for the first team. I was very happy. When I was given the opportunity to come back, I didn’t even think twice.”
“Now I want to stay at Sporting, win titles here and show myself to the world as a player. I want to prove that I can play in the first team and continue to do my best.”
Rafael Camacho left Sporting’s academy to join Manchester City in 2013. He never made an appearance for the first team, though, moving to Liverpool in 2016.
For the Reds, he ended up making only two appearances, and that’s the main reason why he returned to Portugal in a €5m move to Sporting.
He’s still struggling to get some playing time in Portugal, with only 87 minutes for the Lions so far. But since he’s still 19, he has plenty of time to fight for his place.