Cássio, a 34-year-old pivot, spent his first season with Fusal Azeméis and assumes that “comradeship” is the group’s strong point
With three rounds to go before the end of the regular phase of the Placard League, the fight for a pass to the league’s qualifying playoff continues. Who seems to be well on their way to stamping a ticket for the next phase is Futsal Azeméis, which occupies seventh place in the table. Cássio, a 34-year-old pivot of the Oliveira team, did not anticipate the euphoria of the desired qualification and prefers to keep his feet firmly on the ground. “We are having a good season and the main objective is Liga Placard. That was the objective proposed by the Board, and we want to ensure it as soon as possible. The rest comes in addition, but we will be motivated and we will be rewarded. the club is on the right track”, underlines the Brazilian, who has scored six goals in 28 games played this season.
Oliveira de Azeméis arrived at the time, coming from Braga/AAUM, a club he represented for four seasons and where he registered his name among the top scorers of Liga Placard. The change was, and when he arrived at Azéis he noticed the necessary logo to guarantee a differentiated house. “The club was very interested in terms of me and I was at the end of my contract with Braga, I accepted the challenge. It is one of the strongest points of this formation”, reinforces the pivot.
Cássio arrived in Portugal in 2010, at the age of 22, and entered through the door of Gândara. Coming alone was challenging and the Brazilian now admits that he needed some time to feel more at home. “I had to sacrifice a lot. I was studying and I interrupted my degree to come to Portugal and follow the dream of being a professional. I went to family and friends and it wasn’t easy at first. But now I don’t see myself far from this country”, stresses.
Ferrão is the best in the world
“Liga Placard is at its peak and presents itself as one of the best leagues in the world”, guarantees Cássio, who highlights some players who have the name and media coverage of the competition. “We have the best in the world. In my opinion, I highlight Alex Merlim, Robinho and Guitta. It’s players like these that make futsal lovers see the sport.”
The passion for futsal was born with Cássio and has been supported by a compatriot, who has become a great reference. I have a very similar style of play to his. I am physically strong and I have quality with my feet. He is the best in the world, claims Futsal player Azeméis
With high-level seasons in the bag, with high-level seasons in the bag, the futsal coach is not an option. “Although some of my colleagues insist that I continue, I feel that it is my last season on the court. I want to dedicate myself to real estate and business. Being a coach gives a lot of headache and is not an option for me”, he says. the Brazilian.