Romarinho: I want to build my career in BrazilRomarinho was born in Barcelona whilst his father was playing for the Catalan club
The son of Brazil legend Romario says that he chose to reject offers from abroad in favour of playing at home.
Speaking to Goal.com, the Brasiliense player believes that his boyhood dreams are coming true.
"Ever since I was born, my favourite toy was a football and when I was five or six, I started playing futsal at Vasco da Gama. Playing football has always been part of me. I dreamed about becoming a professional and now it's really happening," he said.
"My father was trying to take me to Spain and there was interest from Espanyol and Las Palmas, but I chose to stay here at Brasiliense. I want to build up my career in Brazil first."
Playing with Brasiliense in Serie D, Romarinho says that he has 'to work hard' as he aims to have some of the success that his father experienced.
"My father is always asking me to run more, to dribble and to score goals, but I'm not like him. I'm not a striker. I prefer to play on the wings. But I always want to score,” Romarinho said.
"I do like the training sessions and I run a lot. My father didn't need that. He was special. But I have to work hard."