Correia: If I were not a footballer, I would be an engineer!


On the pitch, he is all about speed and defence. And even attack, as seen from his all-action assist against Celta Vigo. But away from football, he’s just your average 21-year-old who enjoys video games and watches the shenanigans of a certain gang from Birmingham. Who is Thierry Correia? The Portuguese reveals it all to Batzine in an exclusive interview.

Who is your footballing idol?

Ronaldinho. I watched him play at Barcelona when I was younger and he’s the best player I’ve ever seen.

Who is your best friend in the team?

Goncalo Guedes, because he’s from Portugal as well.

What is your favourite genre of music and who is your favourite artist?

R&B. Chris Brown is one of my favourites.

What was the last show you watched on Netflix?

Peaky Blinders.

How do you spend your rest days?

I usually play Fortnite and Call of Duty on the PlayStation, hang out with my girlfriend and watch TV.

Where is your favourite place to hang out in Valencia City?

The City of Arts and Sciences. It’s a beautiful place.

What is your favourite restaurant in Valencia?

Komori, a Mediterranean and Japanese fusion restaurant near Mestalla.

If you didn’t play football, what would you be doing?

I would have followed in my grandfather’s footsteps to become a mechanical engineer.

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