MS player stands out in Wales – Sports

MS player stands out in Wales – Sports
MS player stands out in Wales – Sports

With Swansea City’s number 35 shirt, Corumbaense has attracted attention at the international club

Player left Corumbá for English club Swansea City (Photo: Social networks)

Wearing Swansea City’s number 35 shirt, 22-year-old player Ronald Martins has attracted attention at the English club in Wales. The young man, known as Pato, is from Corumbá, a municipality 425 kilometers from Campo Grande. Last Friday (29) he was highlighted in the English media. To the newspaper Media Wales, he tells how he feels fulfilling one of the dreams he shared with his mother and grandmother.

“I always wanted to be here because of my mother and grandmother. They always knew my dream was to come here.” The article points to the young man as Swansea City’s next big success.

He recalled the challenges and achievements of reaching the English club. Still in Brazil, Ronald played for Corumbaense and became a standout at Atlético Goianiense. Then he went to Europe to play in Portugal, until arriving at Swansea.

“My resilience comes from being Brazilian. You have to be tough. I’ve been like this since I was a child. I really want to do the best for my family. I’ve always had that inside me and that’s where it comes from.”

The player’s history with football began when he was still a teenager. At the age of 11 he participated in a project in Corumbá, later he took a liking to sport. “Before, I just played for fun on the street with my friends. We went to other cities to play against other teams. Then, when I was 17 or 18, I got a call about going to play professionally for Corumbaense.”

Ronald Martins, celebrates goal for Swansea City (Photo: Social networks)

For him, his enchantment with Europe was the result of the success of other players who, as a boy, he admired. “It was always a dream to play in Europe. Since I was a child, I grew up seeing European players and also Brazilian players coming to Europe.”

The motivation on the field, in addition to the family, is the star Cristiano Ronaldo. “It has always been an inspiration to me. I watched it on television, watched what he did. Everything he did. I always watched him for motivation.”

Regarding being called up to Swansea, Ronald says it was one of the happiest and most exciting moments. “It was the happiest day of my life. My mother started crying. It’s the biggest step in my career so far.” For the young man, his career is just beginning and he is willing to make as many adaptations as necessary along the way.

“It was good to adapt to British football, because I was in Portugal and the style of football is quite similar. So it wasn’t a big challenge. This helped me adapt quickly.” Due to his resourcefulness, the athlete is seen as someone with the potential to reach higher levels in football, including the possibility of playing in the Premier League in the future.

*With information from Diário Corumbaense.

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The article is in Portuguese


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