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Adriano: “Every game is important”

The Brazilian has explained that Barça have plenty of reasons to take the Benfica match seriously, even though they have already won the group The man who has played in every position in defence is having a terrific season so far. Asked about his versatility, he said “right now I don’t where I like playing the most. The most important thing is to play. I like being on the pitch and helping the team and the boss. It is an honour that he trusts me so much and I am just trying to improve”.

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04 December 2012 07:11 PM

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Barcelona (FCB).- Benfica are coming on Wednesday night, although FCB have already secured qualification in first place from their UCL group. But that doesn\u2019t mean the home side will be taking a blasé attitude to the encounter. As Adriano Correia said in his pre-match press conference, \u201Cevery game is important. This is the Champions League, and there are players coming back from injury, others that don\u2019t get to play as much, and it\u2019s important for the team and our image \u2026 We\u2019ll give it one hundred per cent, knowing that Benfica are fighting for qualification\u201D.


The man who has played in every position in defence is having a terrific season so far. Asked about his versatility, he said \u201Cright now I don\u2019t where I like playing the most. The most important thing is to play. I like being on the pitch and helping the team and the boss. It is an honour that he trusts me so much and I am just trying to improve\u201D.

5 goals and playing well

With five goals this season, the Brazilian has been on outstanding form. \u201CI honestly didn\u2019t expect to score so much\u201D he admits. \u201CSince I first started out ten years ago, this has been my best start to a season \u2026 We defenders also like to score and contribute to the attack\u201D.

Adriano is impressed with the way the team is performing, and also spoke about how happy he is to be at the Camp Nou: \u201CI worked hard in Brazil and Seville to get to play for the best team in the world. It\u2019s a tremendous joy to play for this Barça team, to learn so much from Pep and Tito and to have won so many things\u201D.

Messi\u2019s record

Asked whether he thinks Leo Messi will score against Benfica and thus equal Gerd Müller\u2019s record, Adriano Correia insisted that \u201Cif he scores, so much the better. We all want him to beat a record that has stood for 40 years, and want to help to make that happen for him. But it would be best if he plays as he normally does, and doesn\u2019t get obsessed with it \u2026 What it shows is that he\u2019s getting better with each game, and with each season.\u201D

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  • Adriano Correia in his pre-match press conference (by FCB)

  • Adriano Correia in his pre-match press conference (by FCB)