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Henrique: "Since I have known what football is, I have known Juninho"

Published on 02 July 2021 at 11:22 AM
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Henrique s’engage à l’OL


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Henrique : « Depuis que je sais ce qu’est le football, je connais Juninho »
Arriving at Olympique Lyonnais this week from Vasco da Gama, Brazilian fullback Henrique spoke with the club's media channels. The left back talks about his integration in Lyon, his relationship with Juninho and his goals at OL. The full interview can be found on OL Play.

Henrique, what are your strengths on the pitch?

I'm a good full back, I work hard on my defensive positioning. I also think I have a good passing game, which can adapt to the style of the team. I hope I will do a good job here.


How are you experiencing your new city?

I was in quarantine for ten days and then was able to get out for a bit. My wife and my agent are with me, and we were surprised! People are very receptive, they had the patience to talk with us, to explain things to us. I am still at the hotel, and the staff are very nice to us. The city is truly magnificent. We were able to walk around Lyon, visit the Basilica of Fourvière and other tourist sites. We were really impressed, we are already in love with the city.


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What are your goals at Olympique Lyonnais?

I know the history of the club, with its many titles. It would be very good for me, for my career and for the club to be able to win a trophy here. It would live up to the club’s ambitions. That’s my main focus here.


You made your professional debut alongside Juninho, what's your relationship with him like?

Juni has been my idol since I was a child. Since I have known what football is, I have known about Juninho. I had a feeling of happiness when I played with him. He is a wonderful person who has a great sense of the game and is respected by everyone in football. I hope he can bring me good things at OL, given his importance at the club.


Do you have a word for the fans?

(In French) I am very happy to be here, I thank the club for believing in me. I hope to have a great season. Thank you all for your welcome!