Botafogo gained an necessary end result by beating Sampaio Corrêa, this Sunday, at Nilton Santos. Nevertheless, the victory performed second fiddle to the debut of former Manchester United defender Rafael.
The best-back entered the second half and had a discreet efficiency. Even so, the participant didn’t cover the emotion of taking the sector for the membership the 31-year-old grew up rooting for as a child.
Regardless of enjoying for Manchester United and Olympique Lyonnais in vital matches, Rafael said that he felt like a child when getting into the pitch. After the sport, Rafael spoke to the media, the place ESPN Brazil relayed the feedback made by the defender.
“Superb. I didn’t even think about debuting with followers. I appeared like a baby, anxious. After taking a number of passes, I calmed down. I used to be capable of assist on this victory,” Rafael stated.
Botafogo at the moment performs in Serie B, the second division of Brazilian soccer, so Rafael desires to help in serving to the membership he rooted for again to the primary division. At the moment, the Rio de Janeiro-based membership sits in second place, occupying one of many 4 spots to ensure promotion for subsequent season.