Making a comeback in the football world, Brazilian star Adriano is currently sighting his return next year as the former Inter Milan star believes he has some unfinished business left in the beautiful game. The 35-year-old, who was last seen with US club Miami United in 2016 has announced that he will mark his return next year. The Brazilian player who was once considered as gifted because of his explosive shooting technique was never able to reach his full potential.

“I’m preparing myself for a new project, I’ll be back on training in January. Without a club,” Adriano told TV Globo. The Copa America and Confederations Cup winner was plagued by number of injuries during his prime years where he represented Europe’s biggest club like Inter Milan, AS Roma, Fiorentina, Parma. He has won 4 Serie A titles with the San Siro outfit Inter and netted 74 goals in all competitions. “Ever since I stopped, I have succeeded in maintaining my shape. I want this and I know I’ll have to persist,” Adriano was quoted as saying. 

In his homeland, Adriano represented prominent Brazilian clubs which include the likes of Flamengo, Corinthians, Sao Paulo and Atletico Paranaese. Adriano in his short spell with the national side Brazil, scored 29 goals in 50 appearances’. In comparison with another Brazilian great Ronaldo who eventually turned out an injury prone player, Adriano’s career was another example of exciting prospects who failed to establish themselves. “I want do this for myself, I want to show I can reach my limits so I can tell if I can play or not,” Adriano said. “I couldn’t complete my career as a whole. Something’s happened and pushed me away from football. I can say [my career] stopped at the half,” he added. 

First Published | 12 October 2017 1:09 PM
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