Diego Calai and Tiago Ferreira were honored on Monday by Sporting. Both players received the Leonine team’s best defense and best goal awards in 2020/21.
Currently 17 and with some training in the main team, Diego Calai, a goalkeeper for the B team, has shown himself in defense against Marítimo in the Revelations League. The award was presented by António Adán and the young goalkeeper did not hide his pride.
“I am very happy with this award, which is even more special to have been given by Adán. He is an idol for me, he is someone I look up to. He has always helped me a lot on and off the pitch and I will definitely continue to learn from him,” he said. The Spanish goalkeeper praised: “Diego is already a team-mate because lately he has been spending a lot of time with us in first team. He is a great goalkeeper and for me it is gratifying to present this award. The club does a good job of giving these awards because it gives motivation to young people.
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On the attacking side, Tiago Ferreira stood out with the goal scored against Belenenses SAD. And he saw the award given to him by Matheus Nunes.
“I am very happy to receive this award, especially from Matheus Nunes who is an incredible player. I thank everyone who voted for me and I want to congratulate everyone who scored great goals in the team,” he said, recalling the moment of the finalization,” he said. With the Portuguese international looking to the future of his young colleague: “All the athletes in the squad have a lot of quality, but above all Tiago, who has already trained with us and who is a fantastic midfielder, was with us, so you understand how demanding it is to be there. If you don’t give up and keep working, you’ll make it to the first team.”
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