Joao Ballenha was the team spokesperson on the fifth day of work with the Euro 2020 goal. The midfielder spoke about his time at Sporting, how it is with the national team, and expectations about when the ball will start rolling in the European Championship.
Have you seen yourself practicing this 3-year season at SC Braga? What more can you do after a semi-season:
“Fortunately, I was taking a step-by-step trip, all quietly, I always added a lot of loans that I had, both professionally and personally. I had two excellent seasons in Braga, and then in Sporting. It turns out to be a reflection of my individual and team work. Had I not done things “Collectively, as is the case now in Sporting, it would have been different. It was a very happy year and I will remember it with great affection.”
When did you feel able to contact you?
“I’ve always focused on work. I had an idea and a realization that if it continues to level it will likely happen … it reflects both collective and individual times. I always thought I could reach. Moreirense, Belenensis, SC Braga, they added a lot to my life and brought me to that level. This season wasn’t a confirmation, I had already confirmed it before, I guess, but when we achieve something great it always counts and that’s also the reason why this call deserves.
Which player on the national team has the worst form:
“I spoke in Nuno Santos when I went to Channel 11, it’s different here. I’ve known my Sporting team-mates for longer, and I’m still gaining confidence here. I gradually participate. Some already know about the youth classes. Maybe I can answer after the euro.
Have you ever imagined yourself to be in the Eurozone? What could you design in your career?
“I have been dreaming about it since I saw that I had been called. I dream about it every day, this feeling is an emotion that only he can describe, it is a truly amazing thing in our life, all eyes are on us, only the best is inside. I realize that and appreciate it. My presence here appreciates my work, it’s a show that all the players want to make, tremendous appreciation. »
“Congratulations to the under-21s on qualifying for the European Cup semi-finals.”