Ticinio Soares gave an interview to Record citing his presence at Olympiacos, his former team Porto and Ruben Semedo, who the Dragons are interested in.
The Ticino native Soares is among the people who have been making the front pages of Portuguese newspapers a lot lately given his tenure in Porto and the fact that the ‘Dragons’ want to make it their own, a teammate at Olympiacos, Ruben Semedo , make ideal to talk about everything.
For that and in a few days another interview came in Portugal and specifically in “Record”. Both for the presence of Tikinios himself in the “Red-Whites”, as well as for the scenarios that have been unfolding for him lately, as well as for the 28-year-old stopper and his value. When asked what follows Semedo off the pitch, Ticinio declined to speak.
“Everything is going well now, but it was difficult at the beginning because I injured myself in a friendly match and I was out for almost two months. It was a complicated period as I had to gain ground on my teammates. To overcome this situation, my position at Olympiakos improved day by day and from now on there is room to improve and strengthen my presence in the team. After I started training, I started playing and scoring goals to help Olympiakos.
I came to a team that stuck together with coach Pedro Martons, a team that has played together for many years and knows each other’s games. I’m already adapted to Greek football, my teammates, I know them pretty well, so from now on I have more conditions to develop. We’re first in the championship, several points behind second. “Besides, we’re still in the Europa League and in the cup.”
They have a contract until 2024, but there is already talk of interest from teams. What do you see for the future?
“I leave that question to my representatives. I have a contract with Olympiacos and my goal is to fulfill it.”
But are there any suggestions?
“I didn’t accept any, but I leave it to my representatives. They don’t talk to me about these issues, I prefer to devote myself to training and games, I leave everything aside.”
At Olympiakos you have a teammate, Ruben Semedo. Did you read about the interest from Porto? Do you think that fits there?
“Yes, I read them. I’m with him here at Olympiakos, we train together every day, he’s a very good player. I think he’s a good case for Porto, he’s a great character. If he goes to Porto goes.” , he will fit in perfectly.”
Did you talk about the Porto perspective? Did he ask you anything since you were at the club?
“We haven’t talked about Porto specifically because it’s a personal matter. It has to do with Ruben, so let’s not talk about it. We’re talking about Porto in general, Sporting, Benfica and Portuguese football in general. In any case In case he goes to Porto he will compare the glove with the rest of the group”.
Any chance of Ticino returning to Portuguese football?
“Sure, one day I’ll come back, that’s almost certain. I want to go back and play, but not now. I still have a 2.5-year contract at Olympiacos, but in the future I want to come back. I’m 30, of course I want to go back and play”.
Can this comeback come to Olympiakos?
“Who knows? It’s one of my goals.”
Do you want to face Porto in the Europa League?
“Of course I would have liked it, it would have been two great games and I could remember the good times I had in Porto. They will have a very difficult test in the Europa League against Lazio and we will see it against Atalanta .” what is happening. We will try to move on to the next phase of the event and it would be great to face each other”.
Would you rather face Porto in the next round or only in the final of the tournament?
“It would be good in the final. I would really like a final like that.”