quote Man in SuitThe man with a suit was a scout, he handed me his card with the emblem of Coritiba FC, a team from a nearby state. Said I should give this card to my parents? Right away sir! I had a very hard time convincing my parents that the scout was a real man and that this could be a golden opportunity, but they only believed when they called. He said if I could go to Paraná and talk to the coaches I could fit in with their youth sides. Coritiba was on Serie B that year and had just completed 100 years of history. They were relegated to the second division on their 100th year, a sad story really and maybe, just maybe I could be the lift the club needed. I felt lucky when my parents accepted, because soon I'd be a star or at least I believed so!"That was a nice win, I came to Porto Alegre looking for something and I think I found something else. Could you give this card to your parents and ask them to call me?"
quote AxionAzureHenrique featured 72 times for Coritiba scoring 36 goals, an average of 0.5 goals per game, the best average in the club since Keirrison.Henrique Trautmann's Presentation: Last year when my agent came to me with São Paulo's offer I was indeed pleased that a great side, one of the biggest winners in the country liked my football. I joined the game to do great things for Brazil and to keep alive the flame that lit the Brazilian stadiums. I am happy to be here, I wouldn't have done it without the support of Coritiba FC and my friends and family. I will come back someday and repay the favor to the club that has been a huge part of my life and my career.
quote Author NotesI was surprised with Sport as they were awful against us. We beat them 4-0. But as I looked up their player stats they're with an average of 6.4 to 6.7. That's way better than my team-mates average ratings.
quote Henrique Trautmann on Esporte Espetacular"Playing with the Brazil jersey is an honor, there is a lot of pressure and passion from the stands. Everyone is looking at you and hoping you can do some magic and I was out-shined by my countrymen. I wasn't ready, everyone's saying that, even me."
quote HenriqueI was disappointed with my performance in the International Friendly, but I wouldn't let this take me down. We still had some pre-season friendlies. I was terrible, nothing I tried seemed to work. I gotta work harder and redeem myself.
vs. Dinamo Moskow (Rating 6.0)
vs. CFR Cluj (Rating 6.0)
vs. Olympiakos (Rating 6.0)
quote Coritiba Insider"If the club thinks the offer wasn't acceptable then me and my agent will respect them. I am under contract for another year." When asked if he could sign an extension to his current deal, Henrique was coy. "I do my job on the pitch and my agent does it in the offices.""We just came out from a good campaign and our squad has one of the most talented players in the league. If their interest is real, they may just as well increase their offer to something realistic."
quote Mano Menezes (Brazil National Team Coach)Although he's not expected to be a starter on his first international match, to be called for the national team is a big step for a player's development. All eyes should be on the friendly against Greece on February 13th."I am counting on him after a very good season. This new generation that is growing in Brazil is really impressive: Neymar, Lucas, Oscar, Henrique. They're all good young players full of energy and talent. I hope he can make a good contribution.
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