Simão Sabrosa, a former Portuguese national team player, recalled his time at Barcelona and jokingly revealed that he did not know where he would play in an interview with “BTV”. The forward was on the same team as Rivaldo and Figo, he was young, but he was amazed at the possibility of wearing the blaugrana shirt.

Simão Sabrosa played for Atlético de Madrid between 2007 and 2011 (Photo: JAVIER SORIANO / .)

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– Playing with Figo, my idol, was fantastic. It was my biggest difficulty, as a forward, I thought “where am I going to play?”, Because on one side there was Figo and on the other Rivaldo. I had to wait for them to get hurt or tired. It was a fantastic two years, I spent a lot of time with Rivaldo and Guardiola.

Simão also came out in defense of compatriot João Félix, due to a good start to the season at Atlético de Madrid, but with irregular presentations until the stoppage of the Spanish Championship. The Portuguese believes that young people have a lot of potential.

– I believe I can reach the Golden Ball. It is undergoing adaptation, it is not easy. The way of playing at Atlético is not the same as playing at Benfica. I know it bothers you to be replaced, but you have to take the opportunity to win, you must think about the team.

Simão appeared at Sporting and his first spell in Spanish football was precisely in the culé team, when he reached the age of 19. After two years, he returned to Portuguese football to defend Benfica, a team that revealed João Félix, and was transferred to Atlético de Madrid, as well as the 20-year-old. The former athlete’s career ended in 2016.

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