Medium remembers living with the leader of Sp. Braga and jokes surrounding awards
Moussoro will never forget one of them and he showed up in the hours after defeat by FC Porto in the 2011 UEFA Europa League Final in Dublin. “We lost the Europa League final and on the way back, on the plane, I went to Salvador’s place. It was very sad, but happy to get to the final. I was so depressed, I cried all night, so he said to me: ‘Don’t worry, I made history with this.'” The club indeed, you did your best. I want to renew your contract for another two or three years. We want you to stay here. “This happened on board, it is an example of leadership, management and commitment of the club,” he tells us.
“While El Salvador was serious and reserved, he also had his moments to play and relax. I remember when we won a big game, with that joy in the locker room, he would say to me: ‘Don’t come till you yell after me for the prize, Mossoró, that I’ll give the deal.’ He was very smart, I really got him excited in those important matches that we won, we caught Salvador in the dressing room and took advantage of that euphoria he was in,” Moussoro reveals with a smile.
“I pretend to play and you pretend to pay me.”
“I also remember a game with Sporting at home, I don’t remember the time, but we won and I was one of the top players. I haven’t played for a while, I’m back from injury. Salvador and Fernando Cotto were in the gym and the president said to me: ‘Ah, do you play when you want?'” I said, “Not so, boss. Sometimes I pretend I’m playing and you pretend you’re paying me. When you say it gives me a nice treat, I’m playing. A real player, he only plays in the big games.” He started laughing. I had so much freedom to talk to him, we created that intimacy. Besides being a boss, he was a father. He’s so down to earth, he never did crazy things, he always had payments in hand. Exact time. He is an example to many, “concludes Marcio Moussoro.
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