Brazilian footballer Filipe Luis has left Los Colchoneros to join Flamengo this summer, and he talked about the things he misses from his former club.
During this summer transfer window, Atletico Madrid sold defender Filipe Luis to Flamengo in Brazil.
And the Brazilian is back at his native country, but he still misses Los Colchoneros.
“The other day I was watching against Leganes and it’s like when I haven’t seen my children or parents for a long time,” he told Marca.
“I suffer, but I made a video call and feel a little relieved. At least I can watch them on television, but what I most miss are my teammates.”
“They were a good group of friends and I made friendships there that will last,” he added.
“I have a lot of images in my mind. Most have to do with the dressing room, walking out of the tunnel, walking onto the pitch knowing you’ll win. The celebrations were incredible.”
“I think it’s different to win titles with Atleti, people show you a lot of love,” he commented.
“I remember the La Liga that we won. And when I came back from Chelsea. That was the best year of my career because of how I felt on the pitch.”
Would he have stayed for one more year? “I could have, but we spoke and everyone decided it was time to separate. The team is well covered in that position as well.”
“I value the way they treated me until the last minute. I plan to return, I haven’t even rented my house in Madrid because one day I want to go back and help coach the kids or anything at the club.”
Final training for Atlético ahead of facing Leicester. Big debate when it comes to ear flicking. Filipe Luis the eventual victim. pic.twitter.com/mjUZioxXTi
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