″My girlfriend is from here, so…″

Atletico Madrid back-up Samuel Lino was grateful for the club’s bet that opened the doors to Europe for him three years ago and allowed him to jump to Spain.

By way of farewell, Samuel Lino took stock of the three seasons spent at Gil Vicente to thank in particular Dito, who believed in his talent, giving him “a lot of advice”, and Vítor Oliveira, the coach who bet on him for the first round.

In an interview with the club channel, the 22-year-old Brazilian striker, already signed by Atlético de Madrid (Spain), for 6.5 million euros, did not forget the two immense figures of football national, deceased: “I have a great affection for them. It was Vítor Oliveira who made me start playing professionally and Dito a great adviser. They were very important people to me, whom I will not forget , with Tiago Lenho”, current sports director.

The Brazilian also mentioned current coach Ricardo Soares and Gilista president Francisco Dias da Silva, whom he affectionately calls ‘grandpa’.

Samuel Lino, who is the youngest player of the roosters to score 14 goals in a single season, pointed to the future, believing that he still has a lot to give to football: “It was a good season, we are in the history of the club and it’s very good. But I’m still young and I believe I can do a lot more. I think the best is yet to come. The work is paying off and I think a lot of good things are still to come. come. I can play at higher levels in world football. I take Gil Vicente for life, because it was my first club in Europe, the people who welcomed me.” And he ended with humor: “I will always take Barcelos with me, my girlfriend is from here, so…”

Explosion with Ricardo Soares

Ricardo Soares, by deflecting it from the center to the left of the attack, at the end of 2020, contributed to the explosion of Samuel Lino. In the first season, he scored two goals; in the second, 11 and made two assists and in the last, which ended the day before yesterday, in Guimarães, 14 goals and five precise assists for the goal.

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