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Otávio: “We’re counting on the fans again”

Midfielder did a positive balance of the first days of the pre-season and promises a lot of work to win the title again

Otávio is ready to start his third consecutive season in the main squad of FC Porto and he knows already that the pre-season means a lot of work and maximum demand, especially after becoming national champion. The Brazilian also knows that the status means “the fans will want more”, so he promised a lot of work to win the title again in 2018/19. For that, he again counts on the unconditional support of the fans, so important in the past - and everything seems to point in that direction, as the sale of annual passes increased by 90% so far, in comparison to 2017/18.

The first days of pre-season
“It’s a good balance, we always work hard, especially with a coach that demands so much from us. The pre-season really helps us be well prepared for the championship and for the other competitions.”

Good pressure
“The pre-season means working a lot, with maximum demand, especially after we became champions. We know the pressure will be bigger, but it’s a good pressure and we will work hard to win the championship again.”

The Blue Sea
“We always had a strong support from the fans throughout the season, Estádio do Dragão was always full and we pretty much played at home when we were away. They really helped us and we count on them again for this season.”

The Supercup
“This is a title that will give us the opportunity to start the season well and to motivate us for the rest of it.”

The work
“I’m well prepared, I worked during vacations and I’m working hard this pre-season to give my best.”

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