Juninho Pernambucano delighted at Vasco return
Juninho Pernambucano is delighted to be playing for Vasco da Gama again and admits he is feeling at home once more.
Speaking to FIFA.com, Juninho commented on his goalscoring debut and spoke about his time in the MLS.
"I’m so happy to have come back to Vasco da Gama, the club where I feel most at home. After leaving New York, I mulled over whether or not I should continue my career," Juninho revealed.
"Following a long period of reflection and discussions with Vasco, I decided to sign with them again until the end of the season.
"Physically, I feel better and better, and although we’ve been a bit inconsistent so far, I’d like to use my experience to help get the team back on track."
Juninho was delighted to score on his debut for Vasco and admitted that he was excited to play for the club again.
"I was very excited by the idea of playing for Vasco again and taking part in my first competitive match.
It was a derby that everyone had been looking forward to and we put in a good performance. I felt good and my contribution enabled the team to win the game. When I scored my goal, I was quite simply overjoyed."
Juninho also commented on his seven-month stint at New York Red Bulls: "It was a very interesting experience, both on and off the pitch, despite the fact I had to deal with a few niggling injuries.
"I was able to spend my days rubbing shoulders with great players like Thierry Henry, for example, and to live in a fantastic city. New York is a tremendous place. I loved how dynamic it was – there were always so many things to do."