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Portuguese winger Bruma speaks about his Euro 2020 chances

By Tom Canton

Published: May 15, 2021 1:03 pm

Last Updated: May 15, 2021 1:04 pm

Bruma

Armindo Tué Na Bangna AKA ‘Bruma’ is a player with vast experience of European football. Developing at and making his senior appearance for Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon, Bruma moved to Turkey with Galatasaray, before moving to Spain, Germany, the Netherlands and now on loan from PSV at Olympiacos.

Bruma has enjoyed a season in Greece whereby much was unknown as to whether or not this could be a make or break year.

Bruma had joined PSV from RB Leipzig in 2019 looking to reignite his career. Leipzig had crafted a system which was not necessarily suited to an out and out winger in the style which the Portuguese international had honed during his early twenties.

Naby Keita (R) of RB Leipzig celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal with Bruma (L) of RB Leipzig during the Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and FC Bayern Muenchen at Red Bull Arena on March 18, 2018 in Leipzig, Germany. (Photo by Ronny Hartmann/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Whilst PSV’s system was much more suited to Bruma, the rise of plenty of exciting, young talents such as Noni Madueke, Cody Gakpo and Ritsu Doan in addition to the presence of Steven Bergwijn who would eventually join Spurs would mean Bruma was in a congestive area of the squad.

The decision was made at the end of the last transfer window for him to sign for Olympiacos on loan with an option for the deal to be made permanent the following summer.

Μπρούμα καλώς όρισες, στον Ολυμπιακό! / Welcome to Olympiacos Bruma! 🔴⚪🦁#Olympiacos #Transfer #Welcome #Bruma #WelcomeBruma #WeKeepOnDreaming pic.twitter.com/RRlGTBIuuE

— Olympiacos FC (46🏆) (@olympiacosfc) October 5, 2020

Bruma would aid in yet another title-winning season for the club and 101 caught up with the 26-year-old to find out about the season, his hopes for Euro 2020 and the more personal challenges of playing on loan with the…

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