Sky interview with la joya :
How has the season started out for you?
“We started off well, with the victory over Maribor in the Europa League. Instead in the campionato, up until now, we’ve stalled. However, we’re not worried and we will try to reverse the trend with the next match at home against Inter”.
You arrived in Italy a couple years ago. How was the transition?
“Everything had been facilitated by the presence of Edinson Cavani in Palermo. For me, he had been like a big brother. He helped me with Italian, and taught me a lot. He was close to me in everything. To say, he was the one who would take me home or bring me to training. He’s a great person. My signing with the rosanero? For me, a South American, the arrival in Palermo had been like realizing a dream. How long will I stay at Palermo? As long as possible, because I am good here. It’s my dream.”
Yet, you came close to leaving. Correct?
“It’s true. Last year, I asked to leave but only because I had the desire to play. I had needed more space. I was even willing to return to Uruguay if necessary. For this, I must thank the mister, Delio Rossi. He was fundamental for my staying in rosanero. He told me that it was important that I continue with my work in a calm manner and that I should think about training myself. And if I applied myself this way, I would find space automatically.”
How is your rapport with management and the fans?
“They are both exceptional. The fan base is hot and passionate. With the president, the rapport is truly excellent. As for my objectives for the season, I want to score goals in the double digits.”
How do you see Palermo in the Europa League?
“The ambitions of Palermo in the Europa League? I believe that we have a team and the right players to make an important trek. It will be fundamental to operate with small steps, thinking about each match and surpassing the group stage and on to the knockout round. I’m sure that we will go far.”
You made your debut for Uruguay. What next?
“Against Angola, I debuted and scored my first goal with the Celeste [Uruguayan sky blue] shirt – a joy truly unforgettable. I watched the World cup with great emotion. I was in Uruguay and I felt the enthusiasm of the people. The national team gave happiness to an entire country. Did I want to be there? Of course, and I understood that I will do everything to participate in the next edition of the World Cup in 2014 in Brasil. Beyond that, we’re close to home, and therefore, my enthusiasm is immense.”
It's so nice to see how he enjoys the game.. his dances after goals are great too, reminds me of Santos
He had a slow start, but i'm sure once Miccoli returns, which he said could be even against Inter, things will be alot more easy for me to express himself.