New signing Patrick Andrade played his first game for Partizan in a 3-0 friendly win over Slovaks Spartak Trnava and scored his first goal for the club . We spoke to 29-year-old Cape Verdean midfielder after the match.
Patrick, you`ve been with us for a few days only and you said you need some time to understand demands from the coach. How pleased you are with today`s match considering you made your Partizan debut and scored?
“It`s a good start. We worked on it all week and when the team plays well, the goal comes as a reward. When the team plays well, I play well too and that`s a good way to do things”, said Andrade.
Was it hard today, considering you played without Ricardo upfront and short of two regular centre-backs from the start?
“It was good, we started neat but all of us understand how hard it can be when you have injury problems and players missing. The next friendly can prove even tougher as we play Fenerbahce, we`ll see what happens”.
We noticed you enjoy with the team, you even announced yourself on a traditional inaugural singing thing as “Hi, I`m Patrickovic”. Where did you get that from?
“I played n Bulgaria and I know these things. I like to joke, that`s me, joking, having fun and enjoyinh, I think that`s important”.
What`s your view of the team, coach, tactics, Partizan? We know it`s been only a few days but did you form any early opinion?
“Yes, I think this is a good team, good group and good road to success. We work hard to make a great achievement this season!”, said Patrick Andrade.