Henry says he thanked Cruzeiro and remembers the fall and the accident

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Henry won 10 titles with Cruzeiro’s shirt

Defensive midfielder Henrique says he is grateful for Cruzeiro and his heavenly fans and has revealed that he does not have the critical feelings that Belo Horizonte has endured to defend Fluminense to Rio de Janeiro. In an interview published on The Players Tribune, the 37-year-old also commented on the car accident he suffered in 2020 and the fall of Raposa in 2019.

“It simply came to our notice then cruiseI’ve heard so much … “Ah, Henry is a mercenary.” These comments, I have to make very clear: I am very grateful to the club and especially to the fans of Cruzeiro. Without their affection, without their support, our relationship would not have worked for so long, ”he said.

“I say no out of respect for every difficult person, I don’t mind those who say or write about me. They don’t understand the attitudes I had to take. The human being is like that. not everyone thinks so, because many still remember – and look at it – the great moments we are living together, ”he added.

In all, Henry played 524 games with Cruzeiro (505 official). He won 10 titles: two Brazilian Championships (2013 and 2014), two Copa do Brasil (2017 and 2018) and six Campeonatos Mineiros (2008, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2018 and 2019). The midfielder, who joined the club in 2008, has no contract with SAF do Cruzeiro. Today, he is recovering from a knee injury.

Henrique said he knew Cruzeiro would change his life when he cried after losing to the 2009 Libertadores Cup Estudiantes-ARG. “That’s where, in 2009, at Libertadores, I understood two things. The first is that you cry for football, because the feeling in the stands is the same as on the pitch. We’re professionals, but we’re also human.” We feel it too. Second, that cry showed me that Cruzeiro had come to change my life, ”he said.

When did you go saintsIn 2011, Henrique played alongside Neymar, Ganso, Elano and fulfilled his childhood dream of becoming a fan of the beach team. However, he said he missed Cruzeiro.
“See how things are. I’ve helped Santos since I was a child. Playing there was a dream, even with Neymar, Paulo Henrique Ganso, Elano … I won Recopa and Paulista, important titles. There was a way. I left my part in Belo Horizonte I felt it, ”he said.

“I mean, playing for Santos was a big thing for my career, I was full, but coming back … That’s what God had in store for me. I was reluctant to put him in football, then he took me back to Cruise,” he added.


Henrique said the 2013 and 2014 lineups were very committed. “No one stopped that team. The quality of the whole squad was different. It was even harder to tell who the reserve was and who the owner was. When one left, another entered the same level. “He did what he did. He was a two-time Brazilian champion.”

In the second round of the Brazilian Cup, Henrique was already the captain of Cruzeiro. “Being a captain was a double job, a lot of responsibility, but I’m proud, you know? After that, we were Brazilian Cup champions in 2017 and 2018. Few people can say that he won two Brazilian Cups. So I have to be the only captain,” he said. .

Cruzeiro’s downfall

In the fall year, 2019, Henrique said the team was not so committed and was missing a gesture from the Russians Wagner Pires de S, Itair Machado and Srgio Nonato for committing crimes against Cruzeiro.

“It’s all about the good and the bad. The crisis hit hard in 2019. As a captain, you’re clear right now. Salary delayed by two months, who would talk to the actors? Me. Load the board? “Okay. Me. All right, the game, but some situations are starting to get very out of control. In the end, it’s just a symbolic position for the captain. He doesn’t have a pen to decide anything,” he said.

“For more than 10 years, I’ve never had a late salary, for example. Cruzeiro was a well-structured club, but all of a sudden it was very fragile and lacked the strength to react,” he added.

On the field, Henry recalled a game against Grmio in the fall.

“On the pitch, I’ve never seen such a lack of commitment on the part of some athletes. I remember the day we lost 4-1 against Grmio in the middle of Independence. At the end of the game, I was dying. As if we were. That was disappointing. Changing shirts, saying goodbye to a former teammate on the other side? Well, that’s normal.

“I admit that I’ve lost my temper many times. I know the captain of the team has to be political, close his eyes to some things. However, I was on my border. I couldn’t cry. I started to cry on the field, so sad and angry.

Car accident

In June 2020, the steering wheel involved a car accident in Brumadinho, Belo Horizonte Metropolitan Region. The midfielder’s vehicle fell off a cliff at the height of Mirante Jatob on the road to the Casa Branca neighborhood.

“Then came that night. I still don’t remember what happened. I was alone in the car, on a road passing through Serra do Rola Moa. Suddenly, I turned black. When I regained consciousness, I was trapped inside. The car overturned.” he said.

“My car fell 200 meters, overturned down a hill. Firefighters threw me from the roof of the sun. Unbelievable. God acted again, and a sudden fall completely survived me, no injuries, no brain damage, nothing. “He added.

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