Paris, 2 March (EFE). – Half Formiga, who will turn 43 on Wednesday, guaranteed in an exclusive interview with Agresia Effe, that the trajectory in football is not yet nearing its end and the Olympic Games will be another career chapter, not an end point.
The Paris Saint-Germain player from France guaranteed, “I am not going to hang up my shoes in Tokyo. It will just be my farewell to the Brazil team. I want to play two more years.” .
Nearing the end of the contract with the team from the French capital, Formiga, who has already worn the shirts of Santos, Sao Paulo, Portuguesa, among other clubs, admitted his plans to return to the country’s football in the coming months is.
The veteran midfielder said, “I do not believe I will continue on PSG. I am analyzing some offers with my agent where to play. There is a possibility of a return to Brazil.”
Questioned about the possibility of acting beyond the age of 45, Formiga, who made his selection debut with only 16, won two Olympic silver medals in 2004 and 2008 and was runner-up in the world in 2007, accepting the possibility of facing the challenge. Of.
“If God wants, who knows? The man there will decide, because if I have health and temperament, I will be hard to stop”, he joked.
Formiga admitted that he remembers Brazil, after playing overseas, in Sweden, the United States, and most recently in France for several seasons, and positively assessed the level of football played in the country.
“It’s improving and it makes me happy. Many clubs are investing, such as Corinthians, Sao Paulo, Santos, Atlético (Minero), Cruzeiro. There are big people who are investing, and I hope that The remaining clubs will follow suit. There is a women’s department “, she assessed.
Regarding his participation in the Tokyo Olympic Games, Formiga revealed that he had spoken to the national team coach, Pia Sundage of Sweden, to make the best possible preparations.
The midfielder said, “I talked to her to be good physically and mentally, because I have some value in the group and helping these young girls, because for many it will be their first participation.”
This will be the seventh time Formiga will compete in the Games, as in addition to the silverware of 2004 and 2008, it also entered the fray in 1996, 2000, 2012 and 2016. Cup, since he has acted in 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2019).