Udinese’s Beto: “I’ve always wanted to play the Champions League”

Udinese’s highly rated striker Beto has revealed that he wants to play in the UEFA Champions League at some point in his career.

Beto has impressed at Udinese since he joined the club from Portuguese outfit Portimonense. He had joined Udinese last season only an initial loan deal, which was made permanent in the summer transfer window of 2022.

The striker has been linked with moves away from the Friuli already over the last few months and in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport recently, the 24-year-old revealed that he wants to play in the Champions League someday even though he isn’t thinking about his future away from Udinese yet.

The striker stated: “I’ve never thought about a league that’s Serie A, Premier League or anything else. I’m fine here. But I’ve always wanted to go and play in the Champions League. Just as I won the bet with my friends from Portugal when I said I would become a footballer, I would like to win this one as well.”

Earlier in the season, Udinese had emerged as the surprise packages of the campaign and were as high as third at one point. Beto spoke about the quality of Andrea Sottil’s side and stated:

“We are very strong, in this team everyone has great quality. I have it less than the others, but I have the task of putting it in.”

Premier League side Newcastle have been linked with a move for the Portuguese over the last few months, with Napoli and Inter also said to be keeping tabs on him.


Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN

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