Scoring only nine goals in a season is clearly not the dream of any striker. Especially for a player who’s not at a top-flight club.
But it’s nice to see stories where the newspaper doesn’t ignore the bad things, and the interviewee has no problems talking about it. This is the case of Sheffield Wednesday attacker Lucas João today.
Even though Portuguese newspapers normally only praise the local players, they had a frank chat with the 24-year-old this time, with the headline saying ‘I still want and can score much more than nine goals’.
Lucas João has spoken about Portuguese and English football, in an interview which turned out to be a mix of the past season, his future at Sheffield Wednesday, the World Cup and his former clubs in Portugal.
Taking the quotes which will be of Owls’ interest, the player has claimed he still doesn’t know if he’s staying at the club for next season. And he won’t talk about offers anytime soon.
“I scored nine goals, but the second part [of the season] went well, we had 16 players injured at the beginning of the season. I hope that in 2018/19 Sheffield Wednesday will return to the play-offs. I have another year of contract, let’s see if I stay,” Lucas João told A Bola.
“About proposals I know nothing: only that I go on holiday and I suffer for Portugal in the World Cup. Fernando Santos didn’t think of me, but I will always support Portugal, whether in the squad or not. It’s not easy, but hope is the last thing to die. And who has Cristiano Ronaldo, has everything, can always dream.”