Pereira: Being on United is amazing

Dukes & Bell
May 30, 2019 - 3:24 pm

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Atlanta United winger Dion Pereira joined Dukes & Bell Thursday to talk about the win Wednesday night, playing soccer across the pond, and more.

Pereira talked about the difference in his game at this point in the season.

“The difference has been confidence and fitness levels,” Pereira said. “Confidence growing in being comfortable with the players around me which helps me be confident on the pitch.”

When asked what advice has Frank de Boer given him.

“He said keep trying your best,” Pereira said. “Every time you play with the team, show the fans what you can do, get more goals and assists and your playing time will go up.”

Pereira on playing for the United...

“It’s amazing,” Pereira said. “Being at such a good club is amazing. We have the facilities to maximize my abilities. Being such a young person on the team, the older players put their arms around me and push me to be the best. It’s a dream come true. You dream for moments like this as a young kid.”

Pereira talked about Brad Guzan.

“He’s amazing,” Pereira said. “That’s the only word I can use to describe him. To make three or four saves like that in a row is simply amazing.”