Dyego Sousa is reinforcement of Sport Lisboa e Benfica! The 30-year-old Portuguese-Brazilian striker arrives at the Club on loan, with a contract valid until the end of the 2020 calendar year. The Portuguese international will wear jersey number 20.
“It is a very big emotion. O Club has a huge dimension and always tried to hire me. It’s a pleasure… I don’t even have the right words, but I’m happy. I already had an idea of the greatness of Benfica being outside, but, seeing inside, we realized that is still bigger than we imagined”, He said, in words addressed to BTV.
“Since playing at Marítimo, he was approached. I always had the dream of playing in a big game in Portugal. Benfica is one of the biggest clubs in Portugal. It’s very big, champion, fight for titles and, for a player, it is a dream that I am able to fulfill ”, he added.
The striker spent about six months in China representing Shenzhen FC, but he also followed the Portuguese league.
“I always follow the Portuguese championship. Benfica has excellent players, a coach who came to change the style of play, a huge structure. This is seen in the field. The way the team plays, surrenders, the union of the players. It’s like the missile said [na conferência de Imprensa de antevisão ao Belenenses SAD]: ‘To play at Benfica we have to run’. All players have this spirit and this mission, and they have responded, ”he praised.
The experience in Asia went well, but to return to Portugal and represent the red is the fulfillment of a dream of Dyego Sousa.
“For me, it was a dream come true. I left, and now I am back in a big way, to the biggest club in Portugal. It is being spectacular and I hope to seize the opportunity. I want to do my best and meet or exceed expectations. Now is show in the field my value, my will and determination ”, he pointed out.
The striker also revealed how the adventure went in the Chinese super league, which he liked more and less about this experience.
“It was an adventure. It wasn’t too bad. As I have been in China, I have also been to Angola [Interclube]. It is always an experience and I try to take the positive points out. I liked the club and the city; the Chinese championship has many stops, it is different from the Portuguese. To gain rhythm is difficult. I liked it, but I liked it even more to come back. I’m at home and in a big club”, He stressed.
The number 20 of the Eagles is international – two games – for Portugal. Returning to the list of elected Fernando Santos is a goal he intends to achieve.
“It is an objective. I’ve been there. I hope that, through Benfica, I can give the maximum and stand out. Then you see it soon. I always dreamed of playing for the national team. I arrived naturally. I have the objective of returning and if it happens it is by the will of God ”, he considered.
The BTV microphones made sure to leave a message to guarantee the supporters of the National Champion.
“I have Benfiquista friends who always wanted me to wear this shirt. I would like to leave a message to all the fans: you can count on me, my will and the will to win. Throughout my career I won and grew, and I don’t want to stop. I have no limits, I want more and more. I’ll do my best for Benfica, this great institution”, He assured.
Text: Marco Rebelo
Photos: Tânia Paulo / SL Benfica