Former Botafogo and Rafael Carioca partner in Mexico Juninho says midfielder is ‘loopy’ to play at membership: ‘If there’s a second, it’s now’

Active in the second half of the switch window, he is Botafogo has already signed defender Adryelson, left again Fernando Marçal, midfielder Eduardo, striker Luis Henrique, and is additionally shut to midfielder Danilo Barbosa. However, different names are being saved as a goal.

One of them that is on the radar is alvinegro Rafael Carioca. Currently in tigers, the midfielder has already declared himself a Glorios fan and has desires of defending the membership he loves. For the previous teammate in Mexico, who has already handed via the Rio de Janeiro membership, now is the appropriate time.

In an unique interview with, the previous defender Juninho he didn’t conceal his need for his good friend to defend Alvinegra, the membership he defended for 4 years, and mentioned: the appropriate time for Botafogo to go for Rafael Carioca is now.

“I cheer a lot. If there is a second, if there is a second, I’m not in Tigres, I’m a fan. Of course, I’ve my teaching title, however I coach overseas, I’m not at present working in Tigres or soccer. If there is a time for Botafogo to begin chasing Rafael, it is now.”

discontent in Mexico

After the departure of coach Tuca Ferretti, in August 2021 and after 11 years at dwelling, Miguel Herrera is in command of Tigres. Upon his arrival, the Mexican coach put Rafael Carioca on the bench, and the midfielder he introduced with him to the beginning place.

Juninho, who additionally labored as a technical assistant at the membership after his profession ended, revealed that the Brazilian midfielder is sad, making negotiations with Botafogo much more doubtless underneath the circumstances.

“The coach is not placing him in the sport, he is the brand new coach who has come in to substitute Tuca (Ferretti). He has introduced in one other participant that he likes. The crowd right here is mad at the coach for not placing Rafa on. Because it is clear that he should not be overlooked in the Tigres workforce. He is a excellent participant, I like to play with him, I performed with him. We talked a lot on the pitch, we understood one another very effectively. He has a lot of high quality. An superb ball,” he revealed.

“If there is a second when Botafogo has the possibility to carry him in, it is now. Must be a quick contract at Tigres if I’m not mistaken. The coach doesn’t gown him, he is not happy with the state in which he is. He is very skilled in this regard, he doesn’t make issues, however he is not pleased with the reservation. He’s from Botafogo, he is already mentioned that. If there is a second when Botafogo has a large probability, it is now,” he concluded.

As revealed by Grêmio, Rafael Carioca additionally performed for Vasco and Atlético-MG in Brazilian soccer. In Europe, the 33-year-old midfielder performed for Spartak Moscow. He arrived in Mexico in the 2017-18 season and has a contract till June 2023.


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