This Thursday afternoon, Auro was officially presented as a Santos player. In his first press conference, the right-back highlighted his happiness at being able to play for Peixe, a club he has always admired.
“It’s very easy to talk about Santos. When I heard about interest, I didn’t think twice. I came to show my work and my potential. I still have a lot to show. Santos is Santos. offensive. I always want to play, that’s why my characteristics. I always attack. This is a club I know”, says the new jersey 27.
The 26-year-old defender came on a one-year loan from Toronto FC, from Canada. He wore the Canadian club colors for four years. In all, there were 109 matches.
“I spent four years in Toronto, where I was able to grow as a person and as a player. Today I saw that he has developed both tactically and defensively. I know the right moment when I have to attack or defend. My characteristic is to attack with a lot of intensity. But of course, if the coach asks me to stay a little longer, I can do that too”, he analyzed.
Auro also commented on the possibility of playing in other sectors of the pitch: “In Toronto, there were a few games where I played at left-back and as a defensive midfielder. If the coach chooses another role, I will try to do my best, maximum, as I always do. do. But, if asked, I really like playing at right-back”, he said.
Finally, the party explained how his physical condition was. Despite being announced with reinforcements on February 14, he has not registered for any matches so far.
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“Go back to MLS, if you can’t get to rematch, the league ended too soon. Last year, Toronto failed and the season ended in November. Since then, I practically quit. I’m back the second week of January. It’s been almost three months of vacation. I trained three days there and came to Santos,” he said.
“I spoke to the Medical Department and all the staff to do a mini pre-season. The deadline is three weeks. I am already physically fit. I still don’t know technically because it’s been three months since I played. official match,” he added.
Now, Auro can’t wait to make his first official commitment with the Santos shirt. The trend is that he will be available for Fabián Bustos this Saturday, in the match against Ferroviária, away, for the 10th round of the Paulista Championship.
“Yes, I’ll be available, but it depends on the coach. I’m 100%. I don’t know how many minutes I can play if I go into a game. I haven’t played in a long time. But I’m willing.”
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