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21.05.2008 13:57

Sylvinho: "I really want to stay"

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Sylvinho has admitted that he is very keen to stay at FC Barcelona and believes that he is currently in good form. "I am pleased the work that I have done one a personal level," he said.

"In an interview on Barça TV, the Brazilian full-back talked about the possibility of him renewing his contract at Camp Nou and explained that it is his main aim. "I really want to stay here," he continued. "The truth is that I am very comfortable in the city, I feel I identify with the club and also all my family are here now."

"A personal reward"

sylvinhoscotland1_x1x.jpgReflecting on the praise that Txiki Begiristain heaped on him last Monday, Sylvinho admitted he was happy. The Blaugrana technical secretary stated that the player had "a very good season on the pitch and in the dressing room and therefore the club would strive to reach an agreement over a new deal". Sylvinho believes that it "is reward for all the hard work I have put in this season".

Veteran star

If he does renew his contract then Sylvinho would become one of the elder statesmen of the squad during his fifth season at the club. "If I stay, Barça will have been the club where I have spent the most time," he continued. "That would be an important thing for me."

Guardiola’s role

qm3d0626.jpgAsked about the choice of Pep Guardiola to succeed Frank Rijkaard as first team coach at Camp Nou, Sylvinho said. "It is great that pep is coming. Everyone wants him to and he has done a great job with Barça B. On occasion we have trained with some of the B team players and I know the work that Pep has done with them and how good it is. I wish him all the luck and hope that everything works out for him."

Injury update

Sylvinho is currently coming back from an injury to his right knee and explained where he currently stands. "Things are going well enough. I have been doing recuperation work for two weeks and I have two more to go," he stated. "I expect to be at my best in time for next season."
Sylvinho: “I really want to stay“

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Fans’ message
Sylvinho had a message for the Barça supporters and said: “I would like to tell people that to come back to Camp Nou with true belief because it things can be like they were during my first two seasons. I know that the team will work, like we always do, to play well and to bring joy to the fans. I believe that we have so many good players and that Barcelona will continue to have a great squad."

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