Premier League He regrets in statements to ‘Daily Mail’
Federico Macheda became one of the great hopes in 2008/09 when Cristiano Ronraldo was close to going to Real Madrid. The Portuguese, a young talent, scored several goals with the ‘Red Devils’, showed his self-confidence and some saw him as the substitute for a CR7. A role that he never played.
“The day before I was talking to my friends in Rome and I told them that something was going to happen. I told them to play and I was going to blow up Old Trafford. It was crazy. I came to the game with a lot of confidence and knowing that something magical would happen. It was better than I expected. The following weeks I did not stop seeing the goal. Sometimes, they tag me in videos of the goal on Instagram. It no longer has the same effect but it is always a pleasure to see it, “says the transalpine in Daily Mail.
“I was able to do more. I worked with an incredible team and I feel like I failed myself. The way I played, who took care of me, my life … I did not play and looked for excuses instead of working more”, explains about that stage.
Then he went to Italy but things didn’t go well for him at Sampdoria either: “Those six months spoiled my career because they tried to kill me as a footballer. I started to doubt myself. We fought not to go down and people started attacking me. They thought that because United’s vein was going to save them but I wasn’t ready. I was young. It wasn’t working and I wasn’t the one to make it work. ”
Yes, now enjoy in the Panathinaikos: “It’s the perfect club. Big and with a lot of history. They needed me because they weren’t in perfect condition and I was looking for something like that. It has been good for everyone.” In spite of everything, the Portuguese would choose the same path: “If I went back, I would not do anything different. It would not change that moment. Maybe it came to me too soon but it is something that every United fan remembers.”
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Travis M. Andrews is a features writer for The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 2016 as a reporter for Morning Mix. He was previously a travel and culture editor for Southern Living magazine, a contributing pop culture reporter for Mashable and the Week, and a contributing editor for the Syfy blog Dvice. He also has freelanced for magazines, including Esquire, GQ and Time. He is the author of the coming book “Because He’s Jeff Goldblum,” a semi-rumination and semi-ridiculous look at the career of the enigmatic actor and an exploration of the shifting nature of fame in the 21st century, to be published in November by Plume.