The face could not be different. The phase is not to engage in the Brazilian. Striker Hulk stopped in the mixed zone of Maracanã, after Flamengo 1×0 Atlético-MG on Saturday night, having a lot to answer for. He complained about the referee, reacted to the boos of the rival fans and said he played “in sacrifice”.
Hulk asks Flamengo fans for silence after being replaced
When he was replaced in the second half by Alan Kardec, he heard a wave of boos and curses from the 50,000 Flamengo fans. Unusually, he gestured. He put his hand to his ear, asked to “raise the sound”, and even signaled “silence”. It’s all part of football, according to him.
“They can curse me, they can try to distract me. But modesty aside, they do it because I’m the Hulk.”
Hulk vented when commenting on Atlético-MG’s phase in the Brazilian Championship — Photo: Pedro Souza/CAM
– It’s a game situation. But the most important thing is not to be disrespectful. I never disrespected any crowd. It won’t be today. But I have nothing against Flamengo fans. It’s part of football,” he said.
Hulk had the same speech after the elimination of Libertadores for Palmeiras. He admitted that the moment is negative, with Galo stationed in seventh place, outside the classification zone for the continental tournament. But that’s not the time to throw in the towel.
– You can’t be discouraged, you can’t think everything is shit.
The Galo striker also mentioned Liverpool, which is still trying to fit into the 2022/2023 season (11th in the Premier League), after being runners-up in the national and Champions League in 2021/22.
– Football is like that. Liverpool were one of the best teams in Europe last season. Today, it’s not so good. When you win, you’re good, confident. The results… Gosh. Sometimes you have to lose. There is time for everything, for planting and harvesting. Maybe we’ve been planting for a long time.
“You have to be ashamed”, says Carol | The Voice of the Crowd
Hulk was the novelty in Atlético’s starting lineup at Maracanã. But, evidently, he is far from his physical peak. He still lives with discomfort in his left calf, and admitted that it doesn’t have 100% recovery. It was absence with Ceará, and he feels the difficulties of the problem.
– We come with limitations. Calf injury is annoying, it is caught walking, climbing stairs. But these are final games, we have to play. It’s playing, recovering, and asking God that we don’t get injured.
Watch: all about Atlético on ge, Globo and Sportv
Galo na Veia – Atlético-MG Membership Program — Photo: Disclosure