Wolverhampton Wanderers striker Léo Bonatini has given an interview to ESPN Brasil ahead of the new Premier League season.
The player revealed he’s looking forward to his league debut against Everton on Saturday, and believes it will be a big challenge to beat the Toffees.
“The Premier League will start today here. Tomorrow we’ll be making a home debut against Everton. It’s a team that have strengthened considerably on the last day of the window,” Bonatini told ESPN Brasil.
“And the expectation is very good, to have a good campaign. We know it was a difficult campaign last year, but we are prepared, we had a good pre-season. And we are getting stronger game by game, we’ll do our best in the Premier League.”
The show’s presenter asked Bonatini if a Europa League spot is a realistic goal for Wolverhampton this season, and the player agreed: “We clearly think of making a campaign at Wolves’ level. We know we have a very good team, but we really have to think game by game, we don’t think of an end goal today.
“So we expect to make a good debut with our fans, and starting with three points is always important. We know the difficulty, we know the quality of the other opponents as well. And if we can pinch a spot in the Europa League, if everything goes right, we will not deny this opportunity, no.”
Bonatini arrived at Wolves on a loan deal from Saudi side Al Hilal last summer, and joined the Premier League side on a permanent transfer for €4m.
He’s had decent numbers with 12 goals and six assists in 47 games for the club last season, but hasn’t found the net since December.
Now with the competition from Raul Jimenez for the centre-forward position, it’s time for the Brazilian to prove himself in the Premier League.