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“When I was seven years outdated, I played football in jail,” recalls Du Queiroz of Corinthians | Corinthians

Qualifying for his first last as an expert participant, midfielder Du Queiroz was emotional after Corinthians’ 3-0 win over Fluminense in the Copa do Brasil semi-final and recalled his childhood moments when he needed to go to jail.

Du Queiroz mentioned that as a baby he needed to go to jail to go to his father, who was in custody:

“When I was seven years outdated, I played ball in jail, at this time I will be capable to play in the ultimate of the Copa do Brasil,” mentioned the participant, earlier than persevering with:

“These are issues which have occurred in our lives. When I was younger, I sadly needed to go to jail. (That) I have matured quite a bit, grown quite a bit as a human being since I was younger to be accountable as a person. It has influenced me quite a bit to be right here and to be who I am at this time. There is commonly criticism, however solely I know who I am, the trail I have walked, the issues I have gone by to be right here at this time, I am not right here accidentally.

Du Queiroz in motion in the match between Corinthians and Fluminense — Photo: Marcos Riboli

– When the particular person is in jail, we undergo collectively, in jail we’re along with the household. There aren’t any phrases for every little thing I reside – concluded Du Queiroz.

The 22-year-old midfielder was promoted to Corinthians’ skilled crew final yr and has established himself as a first-team common this yr. He played 52 video games in the season.

However, Du Queiroz revealed that earlier than he was given an opportunity in the crew, he thought-about giving up his enjoying profession:

– We all the time dreamed (of being in the ultimate), however at one level in my life, when I was as much as 23 years outdated, I thought of giving up, it was troublesome, sophisticated. But each time I received on the skilled crew, I did not get on accidentally, God had already written it down and I gave my life to coaching. Then Silvinho noticed me, I made my debut and I did very effectively. I consider that in the professionals every little thing occurred shortly for me. It took me some time to get there, I consider God ready the way in which as a result of it was a tough, painful method.

Best moments: Corinthians 3 x 0 Fluminense, for the semi-final of the Copa do Brasil

Best moments: Corinthians 3 x 0 Fluminense, for the semi-final of the Copa do Brasil

Corinthians will face Flamengo in the Copa do Brasil last. The matches shall be on October twelfth and nineteenth, and the lineups will nonetheless be drawn.

Timão’s subsequent engagement is on Sunday, in opposition to América-MG, at 18:00, away from house, for the Brasileirão.

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