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THE FIRST INTERVIEW WITH JUCA

29 May 2009
Brazilian midfielder Juca passed his medical on Friday and later signed his contract with Deportivo. His first interview was held with the official newspaper of the club; Depor Sport. He talked about his skills and how he arrived at the Galician club.

Q: How does it feel to be so close to signing for Depor?
A: I am very happy to have the opportunity to play at one of the greatest teams in Spain and in a league as strong and competitive as this one. I hope to have the same success as in Serbia.

Q: What did you know about Depor?
A: I knew that many Brazilians, like Bebeto and Mauro Silva, had made history in this team. My coaches in Serbia, Jokanovic and Djukic also played here.

Q: Did Jokanovic as well as Djukic encourage you to come?
A: Yes, they gave me excellent references about the club and the city. I want to get noticed for my football. I hope to match the expectations of everyone.

Q: When did you know about Depor’s interest?
A: It was fifteen days ago. My agent told me about this opportunity and I was very pleased. Depor is one of the six or seven best teams in Spain and will fight for the title next season.

Q: What are the virtues of Juca?
A: It’s hard to talk about myself, but I’m a very competitive player. I prefer to wait and see people watching me on the pitch think.

Q: Many speak of Juca as a great professional
A: Yes, that’s true. I believe this is one of my characteristics. I like to be prepared in order to be in the best possible condition and help the team as much as possible.

Q: They also comment you're good at taking free-kicks and you are even nicknamed "Bomber"
A: Yes, the truth is that I train this aspect in order to score goals.

Q: Do you prefer a powerful shot or a well placed effort?
A: Everybody has their own resources and I will improve during training. I prefer not to reveal my skills.

Q: Do you know any players from the current team?
A: Yes, Luis Filipe. Not personally, but I already saw him playing and I think he’s an excellent footballer. I hope he will help me at the beginning. Guardado also seems to be an excellent player. We can make a strong and competitive team and try to conquer all the tournaments in which we participate.

Q: Do you know something of the city? It rains a lot,  though it’s sunny these days, hot weather...
A: That is no problem for me. In Belgrade, I spent a lot of cold days and a lot of heat in Brazil. I consider myself a very quiet person and I'm only here to work and find a spot at the team.

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