Defender Rafik Halliche reinforces the Estoril defense and, in declarations to the official website, the algerian was happy to wear the colors of Estoril and return to work with an old acquaintance named Pedro Emanuel, and to return to portuguese football.
With a smile ready and with a Portuguese almost at the point of presentation, Rafik, who in Portugal has represented Académica, Nacional and Benfica, spoke about his return to Portuguese football. “I’ve always been attracted to this kind of football that plays in the championship in Portugal and I’m sure going back was a good step in my career.”
“Having worked with coach Pedro Emanuel was one of the factors that weighed on my decision. He is a very serious coach, with a lot of quality, with a very strong personality but at the same time very close to the players. The best of each and that was seen here too, at the end of the last season. ”
The center has an idea of the difficulties that Estoril has put to the teams that it defended in the past and it has in memory the European presences not yet very distant. “I remember that when I faced Estoril I was always a difficult team with good coaches. In the last year started less well but managed to reach the tenth place” he said.
“I’m here to work, I’ll do my best to help my team-mates and the rest of the team. I want to achieve a good performance,” he said. Both personally and collectively. “