These boots are made for talking
Glory recruit Amaral won’t let the language barrier affect his performance for Perth this season with the former Brazilian international saying he’ll let his boots do all the talking on the field.
Glory recruit Amaral won-t let the language barrier affect his performance for Perth this season with the former Brazilian international saying he-ll let his boots do all the talking on the field.
The star midfielder can-t yet speak much English however he hasn-t had any problems communicating on the field at training this week with his precision passing and vast knowledge of the game on show for all to see.
"Football has a universal language and for him it doesn't represent any problems," Amaral said through his translator.
"He wants to learn English because he wants to play with other players and wants to make jokes and to communicate better.”
While none of the current Perth Glory squad speaks Portuguese the Brazilian has been able to understand Coach Dave Mitchell-s instructions with the help of Argentinean midfielder Adrian Trinidad who uses a mix of Spanish and Portuguese. Amaral has also been able to converse in Italian with team mates Adriano Pellegrino and Nick Rizzo after learning the language when playing in the Serie-A with Parma and Fiorentina.
Glory has also employed the services of a translator to ensure he settles into life in Western Australia without any problems.
Coach Dave Mitchell said he didn-t expect any major problems with the language barrier and has been happy with how his star signing has slotted into the team in just a week.
"His touch is good and he sees things happening on the park, he'll be a good link player for us," Mitchell said.
“Football is a world game and language barriers can occur when players move around the globe but we-ve taken the necessary steps to ensure we get the best out of Amaral.
“From what I have seen this week he understands what we-re trying to achieve on the pitch. He is a total professional in everything he does and I have full confidence in putting him out there and the job getting done,” Mitchell said.