Pedro Raul is presented as a reinforcement and talks about his return to Brazil: “Corinthians is irrefutable” | corinthians

Pedro Raul is presented as a reinforcement and talks about his return to Brazil: “Corinthians is irrefutable” | corinthians
Pedro Raul is presented as a reinforcement and talks about his return to Brazil: “Corinthians is irrefutable” | corinthians
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Hired to compete for position with Yuri Alberto in attack, center forward Pedro Raul is officially a reinforcement for Corinthians. This Saturday morning, the reinforcement received Timão’s number 20 shirt, said he was ready to debut on Sunday, against Novorizontino, and claimed to have had sleepless nights while negotiating his return to Brazil.

Watch the interview with Pedro Raul, presented as a Corinthians reinforcement

– Corinthians is irrefutable. I was in a difficult situation there (at Toluca, in Mexico), we had a change of coach. When Corinthians arrives we change, we can’t think of anything else. I spent sleepless nights waiting for the negotiation to take place. I said on the call that yes, it was my wish, I would do everything to come, and I am happy and grateful for the opportunity – said the player in his presentation.

1 of 1 Pedro Raul is presented as a reinforcement for Corinthians — Photo: Rodrigo Coca/Ag.Corinthians
Pedro Raul is presented as a reinforcement for Corinthians — Photo: Rodrigo Coca/Ag.Corinthians

– We evolve every day, every time we have difficult moments, we learn a lot. I reach my mental and psychological peak to represent Corinthians, to represent Fiel on the field. I will do my best every day to be on par with Corinthians.

Pedro Raul is presented at Corinthians: “Opportunity of a lifetime”

A standout for Goiás in the 2022 season with 26 goals in 50 matches, the center forward comes from a moment of instability in his career after spells at Vasco and Toluca. According to him, the expectation is to recover the good phase and consolidate himself at Corinthians.

To get him out of Mexico, the Parque São Jorge club will pay 5 million dollars (approximately R$25 million at current prices) in four installments to Toluca. The contract will be valid until the end of the 2028 season, and the center forward’s former club will receive 20% of the added value in a future negotiation.

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The athlete’s contract is already registered with the CBF’s IDB and, therefore, he is able to debut on Sunday, against Novorizontino, at the Neo Química Arena. According to Pedro Raul himself, there are no physical obstacles, as he completed the entire pre-season at his former club. The decision to put him on the field or not is up to coach Mano Menezes.

– I have been doing pre-season in Mexico since December. I have almost two months of pre-season. I played at the beginning of January there in Mexico. I’m fine, able to handle it physically.

See other excerpts from Pedro Raul’s press conference:

Expectations for the premiere
– Expectations are the best possible, I am very happy, seeing it as an opportunity in my life. Since I found out about the interest, I didn’t think much about it. I’m arriving at the best place there is, I’m very happy. I’m ready, the documentation went well and now it’s up to Mano.

What can fans expect?
– You can expect a player who lived everything he experienced in Goiás. It was a learning experience, a difficult year (2023), but I learned a lot. I feel ready to represent this shirt. Everyone wants to have these responsibilities, but few do. I’m ready.

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About the relationship with Yuri Alberto
– He is an excellent player, I think that despite his age, he is one of the best in Brazil. This phase thing passes. I see the group helping him a lot, I come to help him too, I’m a striker and I know what it’s like. It is up to us to give him strength and confidence so that he can become who he is again. The phase you are in does not represent who you are. I spoke to him and I’m here to help. Soon, I’m sure he’ll be the Yuri he is again. I arrive to add and help with whatever is needed. We have features that can help each other, but that’s a little different, it’s a technical part. I’m happy to be sharing the responsibility with him.

“Happy to be sharing the responsibility with Yuri”, says Pedro Raul

About the pressure of playing in Corinthians at a time of club instability
– Corinthians has undergone a reformulation. We hope it happens as quickly as possible, fluctuations happen in football, but we have an excellent coach and an excellent group. It has to be a daily motivation for us, representing this shirt and doing the best we can do.

Connection with the club and references in the position
– History known worldwide. People from outside the country know a lot about Corinthians, as a Brazilian I know the weight and responsibility. Sócrates, as I made a point of putting in the video, Basílio’s goal was very important for history. Guerrero is a reference in my position, the Phenomenon came through here and is my biggest idol. It’s gratifying to be here wearing the same shirt as them. It shows that I am capable of giving my best.

Why the number 20?
– It was an option among the ones they had. It’s up to me to improve (my numbers), increase the number of goals. The goal average is low, it’s up to us to improve and be more efficient. Improve a lot so that, when we have more opportunities, we score more goals.

Pedro Raul says he arrives at Corinthians at his mental peak: “It’s up to me to be better”

Why has it fluctuated so much over the last three seasons?
– I don’t have a formula. What I have is an argument from a person who has lived both sides of the coin. I scored 13 goals this year, nobody wants that, but it happened and that’s how it was. I had a difficult year after a very good year. I arrive prepared to be at the same level as Corinthians. I will work to increase numbers, score goals and help the team win titles.

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