Leicester City fullback Ricardo Pereira has been interviewed by his home country’s media at the club’s headquarters this week.
RTP TV station ran a story at the Foxes’ training centre, and mainly spoke to the player about when he joined the club in the summer 2018 window.
“At the time of the decision it was very difficult indeed. Even because I felt at home, I was in my comfort zone, in the club of my heart, we had just won the title,” Ricardo Pereira told RTP.
“Leaving a city that I consider mine, Porto, was extremely complicated. I had several hesitations even after signing.”
Ricardo Pereira left Porto to join the Foxes in a €22m deal. With 37 appearances in his first season for the club, he soon proved to be a good investment for Leicester City.
But despite his good form for the Foxes, Pereira still struggles to be a regular player for the national team, having only five appearances for them so far.
He’s talked a little about that as well.
“Every player likes to be called to represent the country. But it’s the coach’s choices to be respected. And above all my first goal is to do my work here, every day here in training.”
RTP finishes the story wondering ‘who knows’ if Ricardo Pereira will ever sign for a ‘big’ Premier League club, but there aren’t any comments from the player on that.