One day before the first match of the Libertadores semifinal against the palm trees, Hulk, do Atlético-MG, gave a press conference and commented on his past as a Verdão fan, living with supporters of a rival.
“I always made it clear and I always said in my interviews that I had a special affection for Palmeiras, ever since I was a child. In my house, everyone was Corinthians, now they are Atleticans, and I was the only Palmeira”, said the striker.
Although Palmeiras was the team that accompanied Hulk in his childhood, the player guarantees that he left the past behind and, since he started acting professionally, he has been rooting for the club he defends.
“When you turn professional, you end up rooting for the team you work for. Since I arrived, I have been very well received, I am very grateful to whoever extends their hands to me. Atlético-MG gave me an address, mine gave me everything. So, I am sick athletic today, I give my life for Atlético-MG,” said Hulk.
“It’s very gratifying to receive this affection from the fans in such a short time, the fans wearing masks and shouting my name when I take the field. Wow, for me this is very gratifying, I hope to hear this for many years,” he concluded.
The game between Palmeiras and Atlético-MG will have the ball rolling from 9:30 pm, at Allianz Parque. As Galo had a better campaign in the group stage, he will have the right to decide at home.
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