FOOTBALL – Switzerland’s top goalscorer: “Diogo Costa is great and he’ll be advantageous!” (Portugal)

In the footsteps of Diogo Costa in Switzerland, who solely stayed there for the primary seven years, BOLA discovered one other Diogo, his main faculty good friend who had a nook objective. We spoke to Diogo Lopes, the Porto participant who is joyful concerning the success of his previous good friend, the sensible Portuguese due to the excessive place he nonetheless has within the Selection, as confirmed within the World Cup in Qatar. Experiencing Switzerland is filled with adrenaline and distinctive sensations. Diogo introduces himself…

“I used to be born in Zofingen and I grew up enjoying soccer. By the best way, I nonetheless play in Division 4, in Dulliken. I play like eight in the midst of the sport”, he begins to say. You can already see that we’re comfy with soccer management. Diogo understands our curiosity…twice, for the reason that recreation with Switzerland has attracted a number of Portuguese folks.

«This recreation for individuals who immigrated and stay in Switzerland is an annual recreation. We wish to present that Portugal is good at every little thing on this life. If you succeed, it’ll be a sense of great reduction and happiness. We need to play to one of the best of our skill, we’re higher than Switzerland », he highlights, in response to the difficulties of the connections of Diogo Costa, who nonetheless went by the membership though he was younger when the supervisor went to Portugal.

“It’s true! I went to Kindergarten, main faculty with him. The greatest recollections stay. We typically performed soccer at his home and on the membership, FC Aarburg. It was humorous, as a result of we had been each Diogos and we had a tremendous connection as kids. I may see that he had one thing particular, particularly together with his ft. That’s why I used to be shocked after I discovered that he had develop into a goalkeeper. He was not afraid to have the ball at his ft and he had great intelligence”, says Diogo Lopes, finishing his testimony properly with those that noticed within the Ringe a sudden change for Diogo Costa from preventing to objective, as a result of lack of a group within the area. In the previous, the participant was threatening together with his pictures, which is not suitable with the kicking he has accomplished at present, which causes a number of hazard to the groups that defend him.

“He had an excellent job and he performed simply. No one can depend him as a keeper”, provides Diogo Lopes, who misplaced his good friend, however was shocked when he discovered concerning the job he received.

“He left as quickly as we signed up for the membership. The connection was misplaced, we had been younger and it wasn’t the age of cell telephones. Then, after a while, I noticed him enjoying for the FC Porto youth group and I used to be shocked and joyful that I had achieved what I needed essentially the most, which was to play for the largest group in Portugal. The growth was pure, he is learning with Casillas, Rui Patrício and Marchesín, all great goalscorers », boasting the affirmation of Diogo Costa, throughout the objective of FC Porto and the National Team.

“He is superb due to the protection of the palms and ft. And it’ll be good! He has already established himself at FC Porto and the nationwide group, the penalties he saved within the Champions League had been associated to many coaching classes, earlier than the sport and it solely reveals that it is not luck. World Cup This Cup has already given us, so to talk, the qualification and the great rescue made by Uruguay, I hope that it’ll give us extra till the tip of the World Cup. It is a vital half», says Diogo Lopes, exhibiting the pleasure of the small Swiss city that noticed the start of worldwide participant.

“In 4 or 5 years one of the best on this planet”

«On behalf of all of the Portuguese in Rothrist and the encompassing space, I can say that he is one of the best, he is number one in Portugal. And then, I believe that in 4/5 years, he’ll be one of the best on this planet », he confirms, realizing different needs.

“I believe he’ll keep for one or two years at FC Porto, however there’ll be no technique to cease him in opposition to the progress of the European sharks. They will come to him and he’ll proceed on the trail of conduct that we’ve been used to », maintains the midfielder of Dulliken, who adopted his look good from his dad and mom, who had been born within the space of ​​Coimbra.

“Everyone right here is aware of that Diogo was born in Rothrist and the Swiss commentators and newspapers nonetheless discuss it. Now there are various tales about this recreation, it’ll undoubtedly be a particular recreation for Diogo Costa. Let’s collect to observe the sport and assist the nationwide group as we all the time do. But it is regular to have particular love for him », admits Diogo Lopes, ending with a take a look at Switzerland.

Switzerland has a giant star in Granit Xhaka, he spends each recreation with the group, he shoots, he goes by the objective and he has wonderful imaginative and prescient. Then there is Embolo who, together with his bodily power, can destroy us”, he writes.


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