Manchester City right-back Danilo had the chance to visit Porto once again this weekend. In the squad for Brazil’s friendly against Panama, the player once again entered the Estádio do Dragão, a place where he played for four seasons.
His return to the north of Portugal has attracted the interest from the local press, who had a chat with him after the friendly, and asked about the Dragons’ chances against Liverpool in the Champions League quarterfinals.
“From now on there are no weaker or more difficult opponents; they are practically all of the same level. So I think FC Porto have chances, just like Liverpool will,” said Danilo (via O Jogo).
Asked to talk more about the Anfield side, and perhaps give some insight which could help, Danilo said his old club can progress against Liverpool: “They are a very strong team and have several positive features, while FC Porto are a mixed team. But making a good plan and, especially, having a good game there, there’s a chance to get through.”
The Brazilian was also asked about the possibility of a game between Manchester City and Porto in the Champions League final: “(Laughs) It would be beautiful. I’ve already been asked about it and it would be cool and special, no doubt.”
Bernardo Silva was also a topic in the conversation, and Danilo could only praise his teammate: “Those who don’t follow the day-to-day and the training of Manchester City have no idea of what Bernardo is like. He’s a person who works hard, a player with a very special talent and who always seeks to evolve. It’s very well deserved the recognition for all he has done.”