Inter owned goalkeeper Gabriel Brazão, who is currently on loan with Spanish second tier side Albacete, discussed his career, dreams and ambitions in an interview with Italian media outlet FcInterNews earlier today.
First, he revealed where he was during the ongoing Coronavirus emergency.
“I’m in Spain.”
The player touched on his concerns about the situation across the world.
“Certainly, many countries are in a delicate situation. I pray that this will pass as soon as possible and that there will be as few losses as possible due to the coronavirus.”
He spoke about his daily life and habits.
“I’m training at home, following the club’s advice, trying to stay active so as not to compromise my fitness.”
Brazão touched on his experience at Albacete this season.
“It’s going well, I’m happy. A new culture, a new language. I think it’s getting better every day.”
The 19-year-old spoke about the difficulties of adapting to a new country and culture at such a young age.
“It was difficult. I was a boy who liked having his family around. But even as a child I knew that one day there would be this separation and I would live alone. I never doubted that these sacrifices would be rewarded.”
He highlighted two players that he looks up to.
“Fabio from Cruzeiro and former Inter shot stopper Julio Cesar.”
The Inter owned goalkeeper spoke about why he chose the Nerazzurri and not rivals AC Milan.
“The project that the Nerazzurri have proposed to me was very interesting. They told me all about the club and the various opportunities. And then I followed Inter from a very young age, for players like Julio Cesar, Adriano and Lucio. Let’s say that I’ve always had an Inter side.”
He spoke about a conversation he had with Julio Cesar before joining Inter.
“I asked him specifically about the club, the employees, the career prospects, the fans and the city.”
The 19-year-old dreamed of having a similar career with Inter as Cesar did.
“Of course. This is my dream.”
Brazão refused to talk about his chances of being the Inter number one.
“The future belongs to God.”
He touched on the Brazilian national team.
“I have worked for all the youth selections in my country. Maybe one day I’ll start wearing the jersey of the national team.”
The Brazilian spoke about Inter captain Samir Handanovic.
“A great goalkeeper. Among the best in the world. He has an incredible regularity, feline reflexes and an unusual tranquility.”
Finally, Brazão discussed his reaction when he found out that Inter wanted to sign him.
“I couldn’t believe it. Just the team of my childhood idols. A team that I’ve always liked and admired wanted to count on me. It was something from another planet.”