Hulk looks to break duck
Porto striker Hulk has told skysports.com he dreams of scoring the decisive goal against Manchester United.
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 15/04/09 8:09am
Porto striker Hulk admits he dreams of scoring the decisive goal against Manchester United.
The two teams meet on Wednesday for the second leg of their quarter-final tie with the balance tipped in Porto's favour after last week's 2-2 draw at Old Trafford.
The Brazilian-born frontman impressed at the Theatre of Dreams but is yet to open his account in Europe since signing for Porto from Tokyo Verdy last summer.
The 22-year-old is desperate to break his duck at the Estadio do Dragao against the holders but admits he is still happy with his form this term.
"I have still not scored in the Champions League and now I dream of scoring just one in this decisive match," he exclusively told skysports.com.
"That would be unique and perfect for me and Porto.
"This is my first season in Europe and now my objective is to continue learning. This is not easy but I am happy with my work at Porto.
"The squad is very concentrated and calm. The sensational match at Old Trafford has boosted our moral but the match is still not over."
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was said to have been impressed by Hulk's performance as Porto snatched what could be two priceless away goals, but the man himself insists he is just concentrating on firing his side into the last four.
"I know the good comments of Ferguson in the papers about my work and I am flattered by this news, but I still have a lot to improve on." he added.
"For Porto this match is the most important in our season and it is our dream to get to the semi-final of the Champions League.
"It will not be easy but it is possible and that is our challenge. If we fail then that sensational match at Old Trafford will have been for nothing."