Carlos Eduardo Marques bemoans Flamengo situation
Carlos Eduardo Marques, who spent the 2013-14 season on loan at beleaguered club Flamengo, fears that the club will fail to attract players in the near future becasue of their situations on and off the pitch.
Sitting bottom of the Brasileirao table after 11 games, sacking coach Ney Franco after a short spell at the club and offloading defender Andre Santos after a fan attack, Flamengo go into this weekend's derby with Botafogo in dire need of three points.
Eduardo, who has now returned to parent club Rubin Kazan, said: "It's very sad and hard to talk about. It's a club I learned to like and made friends there."
"I understand the fans, but not the aggression. Excessive pressure ends up taking players' confidence."
"Here in Russia it is talked about. Years from now, nobody will want to play for Flamengo."
Asked if he would return to help the club, 27year-old Eduardo said: "I do not have the desire."