After more than a month of injury, Pedro Gonçalves is back in competition In the Portugal Cup match against Belenenses. The Portugal international has missed six matches with the Lions, including two in the Champions League, and has yet to make his debut in the tournament, which could happen this Tuesday against Besiktas, in Istanbul.
“It is a feeling of anxiety. I wish to live in the moment and make the most of it, because you never know what tomorrow is. I must be ready and mentally prepared to give my best. It will be a moment of great joy, I have always dreamed of this [com a Liga dos Campeões]. It is the biggest stage in football,” he said, speaking to eleven sports.
The former Famalicão was the biggest revelation of last season: from the midfielder he started playing in the attacking trio and ended up as the top scorer in the 2020/21 League. Butte, as he is known, explained that he initially “turned his nose” at the idea of playing offensive, but Amorim ended up convincing him.
“There were several conversations in the beginning. I always told you [ao Amorim] This was not the situation I liked to play in. I want to play more to make passes and assists and get more ball…to be more organized. I’ve always had this idea, but after several conversations and he showed me a lot of moves and goals, I ended up trusting his opinion. It went well,” he said.