Matchday | Leo & Robert speak pre-match

It’s matchday and FC Olympique 13 take on College 1975 at Victoria Stadium at 16:30. If you can’t make it to the game you can keep up with the match on our Twitter feed.

We spoke to Leandro Pereyra and Robert Montovio ahead of our second division clash:

What was it that attracted you to come to FC Olympique 13?
Montovio – “What attracted me to FCO13 was the chance of a new challenge. The club and I had the same ambition and I knew the day I talked to the gaffer. The chance to try and achieve promotion with fco13 is very interesting. Even more with the squad we have. We will have to try hard though as no team is going to put things easy for us.”

Pereyra – “One of the things that motivated me to come to FC Olympique 13 was the great project that is being built around the team and the club. Also the quality of the staff and the technical staff. I want to contribute to make history with the club, achieving the goal of promotion to premier division.”

How has pre-season been for both of you?
Montovio – “I think we have had a good preseason looking at results, on the personal scoring 7 goals in 5 matches gives me a lot of confidence going into today’s game.”

Pereyra – “The preseason was satisfactory, both the players and the technical staff have shown a lot of commitment and many wishes and illusions to confront the league in the best way to achieve our goal.”

You’ve both been named vice captains for the season ahead, any added pressure?
Montovio – “It’s an honour to be vice captain. It also shows that the gaffer has confidence in me to be a leader on the pitch. Nothing new for me as I have captained Gib Utd, and Europa however I really didn’t expect it. I’m very happy.”

Pereyra – “Being named as one of the captains, for me, and for any player is always an honour. I will contribute my experience to the benefit of the team and I will assume the role with great humility and above all with dedication and example.”

What’s the goals & expectations for the season then?
Montovio – “Expectations are high. You hear people talking on the streets and expect a lot from us. We know we are capable of winning this league but we will have to work very, very hard as a team, which I’m sure we will. We will go game by game.”

Pereyra – “Our goal is to of course ascend to premier division, it will be hard, but with much work, sacrifice and humility, hopefully we’ll get there.”