Adriano is finally set to make his debut for Corinthians this Sunday, six months after signing for the club. The player is only 20% near his ideal physical condition (in his own words) but is set to take his place on the bench in the clash against Atlético GO at the Pacaembu stadium on Sunday.
In a frank interview, Adriano said: “I’ve practically been out for a year and three months and that makes difference. If I have the opportunity to play 15 minutes, it will be like 90 minutes for me. I’d like to play the full 90 but unforuntately I don’t have the condition to do so. I’m only at 20% of my ideal condition right now which is far from ideal”. He probably would have waited a little longer if it weren’t for the injury to Liedson and suspension of Emerson. But the Corinthians fitness coach says he can play 30 or 45 minutes if required. He also added that the player weighs 101 kg!
So, what do Corinthians fans make of his long awaited debut? Can he make a big impact in these last eleven games and win Corinthians the title? Should he really be playing if he’s only 20% fit? Are any readers going to the game? There’ll be full house and fantastic atmosphere that’s for sure.
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