Following their guaranteed promotion to the Premier League, Fulham striker Rodrigo Muniz can probably say he made the right choice when joining the Craven Cottage side.
Following an €8m move from Flamengo last summer, the striker had a decent season of adaptation in English football, having scored five goals in 24 league games.
To speak about the chance of featuring in the top flight next season, Muniz had an interview with Brazilian outlet Globo Esporte. There he talked about the next challenge and the big stars he’d like to face.
“It’ll be a nice experience. Hope it can be a good season for us,” the Fulham forward told Globo Esporte.
“I think Cristiano Ronaldo, right? If he stays at Manchester, it would be really cool. First focus on the game, and after the game, if possible, change shirts, talk.”
Despite having a positive season, Muniz is still to conquer a place in Fulham’s starting team, as Aleksandar Mitrovic is Marco’s Silva favourite centre-forward for now.
Still, the Brazilian claims to be calm about the situation. He recalls that he lived a similar scenario at Flamengo, and is often speaking to the Whites’ manager about the chances he’ll get to prove himself.
“I talk a lot with my wife. When I was at Flamengo there were Pedro and Gabigol, then I came here and there’s Mitrovic. But it’s been good for me, because at Flamengo I learned a lot, and here I’m definitely learning a lot too.”
“He (Marco Silva) talks to me a lot, I understand that there is Mitrovic, who’s had a very good season. I keep working, he tells me to never lose this desire I have to win in life. Because as I’m not playing much, I have to work to get my space. And I train a lot, when the opportunity arises, I’m prepared.”