BARCELONA | ADRIANO
Adriano: “The heart problems were frightening”
“Things pass through your head, the need to do things one step at a time. I decided to stay with my family".
Adriano Correia is back in training with his teammates. During July, just as pre-season was about to start the Barça player was diagnosed as having a heart problem which meant him being side-lined from the squad. “Plenty of things pass through your head”, added the Brazilian and accepted that “these issues scare me greatly”. Little by little the player has seen himself gradually integrate with the rest of his team mates. The Brazilian is now anxious to play again but realises he needs to take things: “one step at a time”.
Over the past weeks speculation was growing that an exit for Adriano from the Camp Nou was a possibility. Luis Enrique, meanwhile refused to entertain that idea. “I certainly had the opportunity to leave, but in the end, I decided to stay here with my family. A new era was just starting with a new coach who has very fixed ideas and we could see the change he was trying to influence at the club, amongst other things, a definite set of values”.