A player with years of Premier League experience in a Manchester United shirt, the right-back Rafael gave an interview to Palace TV, the official channel of the crystal palaceafter the draw Botafogo 0-0 in the friendly held this Saturday at Selhurst Park.
The former alvinegro number 7 shirt – he has now decided to switch to number 2 – valued the game and said he missed playing in England. It was very cool. I was missing it, I love playing here.
– It was a good game for us, against a club that plays in the Premier League, and we are ending a season. It was difficult for us, but it was a good game – evaluated Rafael.
Rafael was also asked by the Palace TV reporter about the party that Botafogo fans had at Selhurst Park, filling the visiting sector and bringing a beautiful atmosphere to the friendly.
– They are amazing. I really like the way they sing throughout the game, it was really cool. I’m a Botafogo fan too and I really admire what they did here today – Rafael said.
Finally, the winger – who played for the 90 minutes and had a lot of work to mark Zaha, the main highlight of the hosts – praised the structure of the CT at the base of Crystal Palace, which received training from Botafogo during the week before the friendly.
– I heard that the CT is very new, and it is incredible. We really like the structure we found there and we need some improvements in our CT, I hope that the staff observes well and tries to do the same there – he said.