Nottingham Forest defender Murillo has candidly shared insights about his closest companions within the first-team dressing room. The 21-year-old, who recently made the move to the Reds from Corinthians, has seamlessly acclimated to life at the club. Murillo credits his success to Steve Cooper and his fellow teammates.
Murillo’s early performances have been exceptional, including a standout performance in a 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace just before the international break. In an interview with the club’s media before the Luton match, Murillo revealed his three closest friends at Nottingham Forest: Felipe, Andrey Santos, and Danilo.
He expressed the strong bond that Brazilian players abroad share, likening it to a family. These bonds have been particularly significant in his journey at the club, with Felipe offering valuable guidance and support, given their similar positions and Felipe’s experience at various clubs.
Danilo and Andrey, who are closer to Murillo’s age, bring a sense of camaraderie and fun. They share laughter and jokes, which is a common trait among Brazilians abroad. They spend quality time together, enjoying Brazilian food and having barbecues. Murillo hopes that this close-knit connection will endure, even if circumstances lead to changes in the future. He emphasizes that this relationship is genuinely special.
Murillo’s impressive start at Nottingham Forest suggests a promising future for the young defender. His ability to adapt to the Premier League’s demands at just 21 years old is indeed remarkable. Fans hope that he can maintain this strong start and contribute to the club’s progression as a solid and established Premier League team.