Emerson: ‘When the season is over I’ll start thinking about my future’

The brazilian Emerson will undoubtedly be one of the proper names of next summer, in which he will surely participate with Brazil in the Tokyo Olympics. The winger can join the discipline of FC Barcelona, continue at Real Betis or be transferred to another club, since there are several who have been interested in his services, although for the moment he only thinks about finishing as high as possible with the Verdiblanco team and continuing to improve on the collective and individual level.

Real Betis, as a team, have improved remarkably in recent months. “Sure, that’s for sure. We have high quality players, but in general we were not doing well as a team. Some attacked, others defended and it cost us a bit. Then we meet. The key is that we meet as a team and we were able to get the points we needed. Now we all attack and we all defend. That was the key to these good games that we are doing ”, says the Brazilian in an interview with Diario de Sevilla.

On a personal level, Emerson’s evolution since he arrived at Betis a little over two years ago has also been evident: “I come from a league that is different in every way: in intensity, here football is faster and in Brazil it is calmer and does not demand much defensively and that at the beginning was difficult for me. I have been improving little by little. You have to play game by game to improve. Pellegrini of course has spoken with me, that I have to improve in defense. I’m doing well in attack, but I’m calm because I think I’ve been improving that. I see myself with more consistency. I look more prepared in defense. Now in defense I trust a lot in myself and I know that I am improving little by little, I think I am more consistent.

Emerson’s summer is very busy, with the Olympic Games – a formation that has been a fixture with Brazil in the previous qualifying rounds -, the America’s Cup and the possibility of changing clubs: “For every player, the national team is a very important thing. , I have been working hard to be summoned. I go with the sub 23, which has the Olympic Games and I went once with the absolute. I work hard to have more opportunities with this one ”.

A goal from Emerson in the League

Emerson assures that he does not know much about the plans that FC Barcelona has about its future: “I see what comes out in the press, but right now I am one hundred percent concentrated here. I don’t think of Barcelona or the other side, I only think of Betis. We have ten important games and we want to get all of them if possible. When the season is over I will start to think about my future ”.

On whether he is studying French – because PSG sounds like one of his suitors, although they have also noticed him in the Premier or Serie A – Emerson points out the following, laughing: “I try to study a little, but it is very difficult ”.