Miranda: “Atlético is a team built to fight for titles”

Our Brazilian defender earns a recall to the national side



Dani Hidalgo, correspondent for AS, spoke with Joao Miranda following his match against Colombia for the Brazil national team.

Miranda played the full 90 minutes after a year-and-a-half long absence for the ‘canarinha’.

“I think that Atlético de Madrid is a team built to fight for titles and we will try to do what is necessary in order to win trophies this season.”

With a derby coming up the following week, Miranda was asked on his thoughts of the match.

“Right now the mentality is to think about the Brazilian national team and I’ll start to think about Atlético de Madrid after my session with the national team is done.”

Miranda after the match against Colombia

Miranda after the match against Colombia

After a busy transfer season for Atleti, Miranda shows his content with the new project for the 14/15 season.

“They are great players, great signings and we will have to wait a bit for them to show their worth.”

After a goodbye just a few months back, Miranda reunited with old teammate and friend, Filipe Luis. When asked about Filipe’s replacement, Miranda only had kind words for Guilherme Siqueira.

“Siqueira is a very good player, a high quality one. Definitely on the same level as Filipe Luis. In a little bit we will give great joy to Atlético.”

When asked whether if it’s possible to repeat what happened last season, Miranda was quick to reply.

“We will try.”

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    we have lost Dani Hidalgo, he was a great journalist and a great Atleti fan, and maybe this is why AS has moved him to Miami this summer
    but he still does what he used to do when he gets a chance, like this one

  • Ahmad Hossainy

    I just visited the “club history” page on this website, and I discovered that you didn’t update our trophy list yet, La Liga 2013-14 isn’t there !!

  • It’s something I’m working on – if you want to help out then drop me an email.

  • I don’t know your email, and even if I did, it’s easier for me to just say what I want to say here
    I feel some sensitivity on your reply, and I don’t know why you guys keep doing that ?!
    this is not the first time, I had similar situations with some other writers

    I really appreciate your efforts, we all do, and we all know that you have either full time jobs or studying at colleges

    I believe that my remarks are always in a polite way,
    I clicked (by mistake) on “Club Information” link and I saw that our recent La Liga title isn’t there so I just pointed that out !

  • It wasn’t meant like that man, it’s [email protected] if you want to help out!

    You seem to know a lot about the club and its history so anything you can contribute would be welcome!

  • it’s all right .. and thank you for your compliment

    and please, if you can ask Martin to comeback to write the “aftermath” , I know he now goes to law school and his second child was born, but I think he can find half an hour every week to write it

    I believe I speak in the name of all of us when I say that we really really miss his aftermath, there are a lot of great writers in this website, but Martin has his own style, his sense of humor, his great references and quotes, and especially his statistics

    I’m sorry man if I sensed some anger in your reply, in fact, Martin was the one who once made a harsh reply for one of my comments, and that was the reason for my confusion
    but I would never hate Martin, I don’t think anybody can hate him