Guayaquil, Ecuador /
Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidalstated that this Saturday he fulfilled his “dream” by winning with Flamengo the Copa Libertadores 2022 after winning the final Athletico Paranaense for 1-0.
“Today my dream is coming true, I already said it when I decided to go to Flamengo and when I arrived, that I want the Libertadores with this shirt and today it came true, so I’m very happy, happy, grateful to the people here, my teammates and the fans , I’m very happy,” said Vidal after the final played in Guayaquil Monumental Stadium.
King Arturo (35), who arrived at the club from Rio de Janeiro in mid-July, said he intends to continue at Flamengo and win more titles.
“We won the Brazilian Cup, we were lucky and now we have won this cup. With this team you have to win everything and hopefully there will be many more titles next year,” he assured.
Despite his extensive experience and playing for clubs like Barcelona, Juventus, Bayern Munich and Inter MilanThe current Libertadores is the first continental title at club level that Vidal has won and the 25th trophy of his career, making him the Chilean player with the most titles.
“My goal is to continue winning titles until I retire. I am very happy, since I started playing football, the only thing I wanted was to win important things, and many things have been given to me in my life, I hope I will continue like that,” he commented.
Now he wants to win the World Club Championship
Vidal also referred to the World Club Championship, where Flamengo will play as Libertadores champion and where they will have Real Madrid.
“Winning the World Cup is our goal. Of course it’s possible, and even more so with this team and the players we have,” he said.
The Chilean has assured that he intends to continue at Flamengo and has for now ruled out a return to his country to hang up his boots.