Atlético Mineiro star Bernard looking forward to playing in the Mineirão
Atlético Mineiro star Bernard has revealed he cannot wait to play in the new look Mineirão this season.
Bernard, 20, has been one of the revelation of Brazilian football over the past two years but has yet to play in the Mineirão as a professional, as it has only just reopened after being rebuilt ahead of this year’s Confederations Cup and the World Cup in 2014.
“It will have a totally different feeling. It's a dream that I will accomplish,” he told Lancenet!
“I hope to leave happy. I always passed in front of the Mineirão and my eyes glistened with the dream of playing there.”
The player admitted that he is still working hard to be ready for the new season, and is hoping to gain some weight to help hold off bigger, stronger opponents.
“I am an athlete who needs a little more weight, because of the players who have a greater height and weight.
“I need to be more upright, have more strength, to have a bigger build, to get faster and help the my teammates on the field.”