Even though we often cover interviews from Portuguese players who feature for English clubs, there are some guys we’ve never seen speaking to their home country press before.
This is the case of Marco Matias, who gets a very discreet story in today’s edition of A Bola.
As you can see in the image attached below, he doesn’t get half of the attention the Norwich City player Ivo Pinto does, but still, Matias had some nice things to say about his career at Sheffield Wednesday.
The 29-year-old only managed to make 14 appearances for the Owls this season, through a mix of injuries, suspensions and managerial choices.
But Matias claims it won’t change his desire to succeed for the club, and doesn’t seem very keen on leaving Wednesday this summer.
“Once again the injuries didn’t leave me. I had a stretch on one knee, it was a month and a half away. But with this manager I started to play more and have more chances. I hope the next season will be my time for affirmation. I still have another year of contract. I am very happy and wish to continue at this great club.”
Speaking of Portugal, the player seems excited to return to his home country for his holidays and support them in the World Cup.
“I’m going to Portugal on vacations, I miss our food… and bite my nails to root for the national team in the World Cup, of course. It will go well, I trust them, we have a good team.”