08 April 2012

Adriano: “We always believed that we'd have our chance in La Liga”

The Brazilian defender said that he’s “at his best” and that the team must win their remaining matches to keep their title hopes alive.

Adriano Correia was unable to hide his joy during today’s press conference at the Ciutat Esportiva. The defender admitted that the team is “happy” with the last two victories over AC Milan (3-1) and Zaragoza (1-4), he also indicated that it’s time to “think about ourselves and try to win three points in each game.” He believes that his team sill have a chance to win La Liga: “we’ve always believed that we’d have a chance at the La Liga title and now we’re only three points behind them. If we continue on this path, we’ll be able to win. The team have had a lot of injuries this season and we’ve put in a strong effort to be where we are now.”

The Brazilian also recognised he’s going through his “best moment this season” on an individual level: “I’m currently going through my best moment this season. I’ve lost weight and I feel much better. Now it’s time to take care of myself and play the remaining matches.” It’s worth noting that Adriano, like all the other first-team players, is on an individual training regiment in order to maximise performance in key parts of the season, part of that regiment requires players to lose weight.

Adriano also had words of praise for his teammate Martín Montoya, who came on for Dani Alves in the match against Zaragoza: “I’ve always really liked Montoya, ever since he did his first preseason with the team. I think he brings a lot to the team. It was noticeable at La Romareda, because the team stayed at the same level when Alves was subbed out.” (via FCBarcelona.cat)