It has been over 130 days since Fernando last appeared for our Red Bulls. Our Brazilian had enjoyed a flying start to life at our club with a big impact at the start of the 2022/23 season - making us extremely eager right now for his return from a long injury break.
The 23-year-old trained with the rest of the squad during our training camp in Marbella, and Fernando is now looking forward to returning to match action. We spoke with him about how things are going and how they have been over recent months.
Fernando dos Santos Pedro interview
Hi Fernando! You injured your thigh in the warm-up at the UEFA Champions League match away to Chelsea. Can you describe what happened?
There was even talk of an operation, right?
How would you describe the last few months? Were you just in rehabilitation or did you visit the team from time to time?
There was an extremely long winter break this season. Did you spend it in Salzburg or in Brazil?
Have you settled in well in Salzburg now despite everything?
How well prepared do you think the team are for the rest of the season?
One last question - how fit do you feel by now? When can we look forward to seeing one of your legendary goal celebrations again?