Andreas Pereira never hid his affection for Flamengo
Boca Juniors (ARG) and Fluminense will play the final of the Copa Libertadores da América next Saturday (04), at Maracanã. Even in England, a former Flamengo player promised special support for the duel: Andreas Pereira. Currently at Fulham (ING), the midfielder, who usually declares himself for Rubro-Negro on social media, hopes that the Argentine team will win the cup.
“I’m going to talk about Boca, I’m going to support Boca. For Fluminense to win at ‘Maraca’ and then for the Flamengo fans to hold on, it’s going to be difficult. Boca better take it”, said Andreas Pereira, in an interview with ESPN. The player has ‘opposite feelings’ when it comes to the Copa Libertadores da América.
AS LIBERTADORES BY ANDREAS PEREIRA
In 2021, Andreas Pereira was marked by the decisive error against Palmeiras, in the final. However, in 2022, the midfielder turned things around, participating in the campaign that ended in the continent’s third championship. As Flamengo did not purchase the athlete, who was on loan from Manchester United (ING), the player went to Fulham and said goodbye to Mengão in the round of 16, against Deportes Tolima (ING). In fact, the athlete scored the winning goal, 1-0.
Last Monday (29), in fact, Andreas Pereira spoke on social media about the first anniversary of the 2022 title. “Yesterday (Sunday, 28) we completed a year of incalculable joy”, published the player. Even outside the final against Athletico-PR, the Fulham athlete was remembered in the decision in Guayaquil. At the title party, in the changing rooms, David Luiz called his ex-teammate.
TRIP TO FLAMENGO
The failure in 2021, however, was marked and harmed Andreas Pereira’s streak at Flamengo. If at first the club had the idea of purchasing the athlete linked to Manchester United, the mistake against Palmeiras made fans pressure the board against the definitive acquisition. So, the midfielder said goodbye to the club, after 53 matches, eight goals and three assists. However, when saying goodbye, the athlete promised to return.
“My relationship with Flamengo has always been very good. The group has always treated me very well. I love the club, I love Flamengo, I am Flamengo. It’s certainly not a goodbye. It was an honor to wear the mantle, I don’t know what will happen. This group is fantastic, Flamengo is the biggest club in Brazil, in South America. It’s not a farewell. I will come back”, he said, then, in the middle of last year.