John Textor criticizes Nilton Santos, Botafogo’s house: “Olympic stadium is not soccer” | sportv team

The proprietor of 90% of SAF in Botafogo, American businessman John Textor did an interview this Thursday with “Seleção sportv”. Textor admitted that he does not take a look at Nilton Santos as an appropriate venue for the membership’s future.

– Any Olympic stadium constructed round it is not a soccer area.

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John Textor throughout an interview with “Seleção sportv” – Photo: sportv

In explaining his place, Textor talked about Selhurst Park, a Crystal Palace stadium with a capability of 25,000 folks. The venue permits 20,000 fewer folks than Nilton Santos, however the place of the gang places strain on opponents through the match.

– Crystal Palace Stadium is small, not very spectacular, however the crowd is excessive. It has power, it is a method to really feel linked to the viewers, it helps the gamers. Supports fan leisure expertise, that’s what we’d like for Botafogo.

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At Selhurst Park, Crystal Palace, followers are stranded on the pitch – Photo: Warren Little / Getty Images

In December final 12 months, earlier than the sale of SAF, Botafogo agreed with the City of Rio to increase the time period of the stadium to 2051. John Textor even thought-about fixing Nilton Santos, however he finds it unattainable. So he got down to discover land in Rio de Janeiro to construct a stadium.

– The price of changing Nilton Santos might be very excessive. I wish to see a construction that has a relationship between a social membership and a soccer membership. The set up that has the sphere, the youth classes, the social part, all creates the power that runs our team. That is what makes a profitable membership. Looking on the floor, I can say that this is my long-term objective.

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Nilton Santos Stadium opened in 2007, for the Pan American Games – Photo: Disclosure / BFR

During an interview with “Seleção sportv”, Textor additionally talked about Botafogo’s seek for a lift and admitted that the membership was making an attempt to rent Colombian James Rodriguez, who is presently primarily based in Al-Rayyan, from Qatar.

– James advised me he was searching for a brand new problem. We talked, I hope I can persuade you. But it is not only a in style title, he should play soccer.

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