C. Peixoto: “I know who I am and what I can achieve”

For his transfer to Apollon, Carlos issued a statement on the official website of the club www.apollon.com.cy

From the second tier to the first and the champions. Do you think this is the big step you needed for your career?

Of course, my transfer here is a big step. I think it is a huge opportunity for me to improve even more as a person and as a footballer and it will help me pursue my dream. There is definitely a big difference from B’ to A’ division, but I believe in myself and I will work hard.

Last season was the first for you as a starter. How did you experience it?

First of all, I would like to emphasize that it was a very good choice to come to Cyprus on behalf of Onisilos and I thank the key members of the club who believed in me and gave me the opportunity to be in their team. Based on the result, it turned out that my choice to play for Onisilos was correct and in the end to get a transfer here!

For what clubs did you play before Onisilos?

Two years ago, I was playing in the U23 team of Famalicao and previously I was in Leixoes. Before I was in the academy of Porto for eight years. I am very proud to be a member of this club, they shaped me as a footballer and as a person.

What are the attributes that describe you as a goalkeeper?

The first thing I would say is my humbleness and willingness to learn more. I know who I am and what I can achieve. This is how I will approach this year; I am willing to assimilate into the club and learn from the best. I am young, I have the will to improve and become as good as I can.

In terms of my technical characteristics, I think I am quite communicative, I want to help my teammates in front of me and to guide them, I have the ability to participate in the team building but I would not like to speak for myself. I would rather have others talk about me than me.

As I said before, however, I have a lot of room for improvement and I will work hard to become the best I can be.

What are your impressions of Aleksander Jovanovic?

He was the MVP of the league; I had the opportunity to watch some games of Apollon and he had excellent performance. I look forward to meeting him and learning some things from him.

What are your impressions of Apollon in general after watching our team’s games?

Apollon had a special way in which the team played, “choked” the opponent and did not let them to create without pressure. Beyond that, the big teams stand out from the crowd, and Apollon fans have been impressive, especially in recent games.