Fiorentina defender Dodo sat down with Serie A ahead of Matchday 8 to speak about the privilege of playing in Italy, his transfer to the Viola, and the city of Florence.
Privilege of Playing in Serie A
Dodo is not the first exciting prospect to be playing in the Italian top flight – he follows in the footsteps of the likes of Cafu, Maicon, Danilo, and Alex Sandro.
“It’s a really exciting prospect. I saw Cafu and Maicon play here. I think they’re players who’ll be great as role models for my time in Italy…”
Transfer to Fiorentina
Due to the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine, the 23-year-old Brazilian made the decision to join Fiorentina in the Summer of 2022.
“One of the first things I did when Fiorentina offered me a deal was ring Roberto De Zerbi. He said that it would make me happy because my football would improve…”
City of Florence
Although Florence is different from his hometown Taubaté, it has already become significant for the player – and not just for footballing reasons.
“I’m really happy, as is my family. My son, Filippo, was born here at the beginning of September…”