Defender Felipe celebrates victory over Arsenal and Nottingham Forest’s stay in the Premier League

The team won the game 1-0 and also guaranteed Manchester City's third consecutive title
Josué Seixas
2023-05-22 13:28:25

After 37 rounds, Nottingham Forest managed to stay in the Premier League and secured their place in the tournament for 2023/24 season. The team conquered an important victory over Arsenal, by 1-0, at home, reached 37 points and are no longer in danger of finishing in the bottom three – Everton, the first team outside the relegation zone, with 33 points, drew by 1 to 1 this Saturday (20) by Wolverhampton, by 2 to 1.

In the starting line-up in 15 of the 16 games he has played for Forest since he debuted in the Premier League, Brazilian defender Felipe, called up a few times by Tite in the last cycle of the Brazilian national team, celebrated the triumph at The City Ground and highlighted the team’s relief.


“We really deserved to confirm our stay in the Premier League. We worked hard and did everything to win the match in front of our fans, who were the 12th player throughout the campaign, especially in this final stretch. Now it’s time to breathe a sigh of relief and start thinking about making a next season with bigger goals in all competitions,” he said.

Since 2016 in Europe, after winning the Brasileirão in 2015 with Corinthians, Felipe has been national champion wherever he went: he lifted the 2017/18 Portuguese League trophy for FC Porto and the 2020/21 La Liga trophy for Atlético de Madrid  In January, he signed with Nottingham Forest and had his first experience in the Premier League from the second half of the tournament.

“The Premier League is, without a doubt, the most difficult league I have ever played in my life. But I’m really enjoying it, I adapted quickly. Premier has a style that I like, with a lot of speed, power, contact… It’s a very dynamic football, where the best teams in the world are. It is a great challenge, but we managed to play good games, we faced powerful teams in some duels, so we will certainly continue to evolve in search of great results up front”, reinforced the defender, who turned 34 on the last May 16th.