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Azevedo: I want to get back to the previous level

Monday, January 30, 2017



Shakhtar’s Brazilian defender told about working under the guidance of Paulo Fonseca, the desire to take part in competitive games and about his new image

- Marcio, could you share your impression of the training work in Portugal?
- I really enjoy everything happening at the training camp. I am happy that I am part of this team, working together with them daily to improve. Of course, a lot has changed over the recent year. When a new coach comes, he’s got his own requirements and the whole training process is organised differently. Currently, I try to maximally adapt to those requirements, hoping that some time later I will get one hundred percent helpful to Shakhtar.

- The Pitmen had two matches in Portugal. What do you make of your own performance?
- After I haven’t been with the team for almost a year, I want to get back to the previous level and help the lads again. Every day I work hard, being delighted at the fact of playing for Shakhtar again. That’s the most important thing for me. I think that every player recovering from an injury, has a huge desire to take the field again in the competitive games. I very much want to play and really look forward to that moment.

- You've changed your image a bit. Does it represent a new period in your life or it’s related to something else?
- Not at all, I’ve just decided to change a little bit. I did it before, while in Brazil. This time, I just wanted to change my haircut and have the hair dyed. But there’s nothing symbolic about it actually.