Felipe delighted for a second chance with Fluminense
Fluminense midfielder Felipe is delighted to get another chance with the club after a disastrous spell back in 2005.
Felipe, 35, signed for Fluminense last month after leaving city rivals Vasco da Gama due to failing to agree a new contract.
The veteran played for Fluminense back in 2005 but the spell turned sour after he was he sent off early during his time with the Tricolor and was suspended for five months.
“God is giving me this chance, I hope to grab this opportunity and repay this debt by playing well in 2013,” Felipe told Lancenet!
The midfielder is hoping to show his abilities straight away but admits there are nerves ahead of his debut.
“In football you have to always be showing. Everyone knows my qualities and I want to help.
“The motivation is great and I hope to show great football. Of course we only have had 11 days of training, I'm still not 100% physically. The time now is to get in the field, 45, 60 minutes, I will try to give my all.
“Anxiety exists, the butterflies too, but I'm used to this and know how to handle it. That's part of my career. I hope to make a nice debut and help Fluminense to maintain leadership.
“I arrived recently but I settled quickly. The group is wonderful, I can only thank them. I will now seek to return this affection, with great dedication, and try to do my best.
“I'm also more motivated and eager to start right from the beginning. Everything is going well.”