Brandao’s built to last


  • Football
  • Monday, 11 May 2020

Missing the field: PJ City striker Washington Brandao said that for a football player, it is not good to be locked inside the house.

PETALING JAYA: Petaling Jaya City’s ace striker Washington Brandao is not too keen to play seven games in a month when the M-League resumes.

It will be taxing on all players but as a professional, Brandao has vowed to keep himself going for the team.

The Malaysian Football League (MFL) announced that the Super League and Premier League will begin on Sept 1-2 and are expected to end on Sept 26-27, with the matches being played in a single round.

The Brazilian certainly feels that if the league starts that way, it will have an impact on their game.

“I do not think it’s the best decision, but I’ve to respect it, ” said the 29-year-old former Persela Lamongan striker.

“We’ve to ensure that we reduce the risk of injuries or we may be out of action from some of the important moments of the championship, that will be short and intense.

“So, it will be a different scenario, but I am prepared to go through it for the team.”

For months, the burly but skilful striker has been training indoors, but when the Government announced the conditional movement control order, he has been training outdoors, and the feeling has been great.

“The feeling is good. For a football player, it is not good to be locked inside the house, ” joked Brandao.

Brandao, who at times functions as a winger, has yet to open his account in the league but is beginning to build strong chemistry with Guinean striker Demba Camara, who has scored two goals for the club.

“My time at the club has been positive. I am happy, but as an athlete, I always think about improving every day, and I am pleased to be part of PJ City, ” he said.

“I have a new partner in the team, and he is good. I think we are going in the right way, but everything new needs time but I bel ieve that we can reap good results with our hard work and dedication.”

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