Pot and absence from Portugal’s squad for the World Cup: «I was more disappointed with myself» – Sporting
In Abu Dhabi to attend the last Formula 1 Grand Prix of 2022, Pote spoke this Friday to the microphones of Sport TV about the fact that he was not present in Fernando Santos’ squad for the 2022 Mundial in Qatar, which starts on the 20th. Sporting’s creative assumed that his performance this season was below his capabilities. “I was more disappointed with myself because I knew that I should be, of course, doing a better individual season. For the next ones, there will be more summons and I hope to be in the next ones and I will do everything to be there”, he began by saying, assuming that the The lions’ next goal is to win the League Cup: “Now we’re going to think about the League Cup, which is the next trophy we can win. Trophies are always welcome. That’s why we’re going to focus on the League Cup.”
Passionate about Formula 1
For the first time in the environment of a Formula 1 race, Pote admits that it is a recent passion and cultivated with his teammates in the Sporting locker room.
“It’s the first time, I’m loving it. I’ve just seen Lance Stroll’s (Aston Martin driver) car and it was an incredible experience. Now it’s time to wait for the second practice so I can see them in the race. It’s a recent passion, since last season. I liked it and as I’m a fan of cars I fell in love with Formula 1”, he told Sport TV, revealing that he usually plays on the Playstation and simulates the emotions of speed in… karting.
“We play on the Playstation and we talk a lot. Sometimes we also go to the karts. We think it’s the same but it’s always different because here they go at high speeds and the karts go slower. But it’s a pleasure. They’ve done several races. I’m not exactly the better but I’m one of the best there”, he stressed, revealing that “the fastest” in the last race “was Gonçalo Inácio.” “He has good hands!” he shoots.
As an almost expert, the transmontano says he doesn’t have a favorite driver but an admirer of the two-time world champion, Max Verstappen, from Red Bull. “For the delivery and the way he works, Verstappen’s taste. He is a fierce driver who likes to show his attitude on the track, on the circuit”, he stresses.
Next season, Pote wants to see more competition between teams and is rooting for the… reds. “I hope it will be a more rewarding season and that Ferrari will be better, that they won’t have so many problems.”