15, October 2012


The São Paulo midfielder Denilson has said that he owes the goal he scored during the weekend for São Paulo to his mother. The 24-year-old Brazilian international recently scored his first goal for the club in the most spectacular fashion.

The 40 yard strike from outside the box was enough to get São Paulo the victory against Palmeiras during the weekend. Speaking after the match, the Arsenal midfielder said that he is extremely happy to have scored his first goal for the club. They had been waiting for this for a long time. He has also paid tribute to his mother, who was responsible for this goal.

The mother of the midfielder died back in 1998, but it was a dream to see Denilson play for São Paulo and score for the club. Even though she is not around to see the midfielder score for the team he supported as a boy, Denilson is extremely happy to have finally realised her dream. The 24-year-old is currently on loan at the Brazilian club from the Premier league club Arsenal. He was widely expected to return to England in the summer, but has selected to extend his loan spell by another season.

“She and God helped me a lot, especially with that shot. Not accidentally, knowing that I was going to score. But in the way of where the ball went, it was something that I think my mother put her hand on the ball and did well. We will have to see. I don’t even know if I should say this, but I like to play in Sao Paulo. It’s a different feeling, as I have a special affection for this club. When I put on the shirt, I’m a different Denilson,” said the midfielder expressed his interest to stay permanently.

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