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Flamengo defender Wallace believes his new club are bigger than Corinthians

Alexandre Loureiro

New Flamengo defender Wallace has taken a swipe at his former team Corinthians by saying he was moving to a bigger club.

Wallace, 25, completed his move on Friday from the current Copa Libertadores and Club World Cup winners to Flamengo and said he was delighted to join the Rio de Janeiro giants.

“I am extremely happy, to leave a huge team like Corinthians and come to a much bigger,” he told reporters.

“They are the two biggest teams in Brazil. Being able to play for both is something indescribable. I’m happy, motivated, cheerful and willing to help Dorival in all forms.”

Wallace played 21 times for Corinthians last season in the Brasileirão but would have found playing time harder this season after the Timão signed Gil from Valenciennes and are still in the hunt for Vasco’s highly rated centre-back Dedé.

But the defender, who played for Vitória before moving to Corinthians in 2011, is aware of the pressures that come with playing for his new club.

“Playing at Flamengo is entering a cauldron with pressure from all sides, the press and fans.

“It has always been like this, I am aware, I came knowing the responsibility. It can never settle to be second, the team comes has to be first, I was aware of it. I'm hopeful that things happen, and the team unleash. This year will be victorious for me and Flamengo.”

Source: Globo Esporte


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