Gustavo Henrique aiming for world domination with Flamengo 🌎

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Seamus Leonard

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Flamengo defender Gustavo Henrique has his heart set on collecting the biggest silverware on offer for the Brazilian giants.

The 28-year-old arrived on a free transfer from Santos in January 2020, thus missing out on the heroics of the previous year under then manager Jorge Jesus.

A dramatic late brace from Gabriel Barbosa saw the Rubro-Negro overcome River Plate in November 2019 and lift the Copa Libertadores for only the second time in the club’s history.

They would go to reach the FIFA Club World Cup final in Qatar the following month where they lost out narrowly to Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool.

Henrique is determined to help the Mengão be involved in those big occasions again.

“My biggest dream is to be a Libertadores champion,” the 6′ 5″ centre-back told Fla TV.

“I’ve been praying a lot to God for this. Firstly, to make great games, to get more and more confidence, to keep evolving, to never give up on my dreams.

“I think this is the biggest dream I have in my career, to be champion of the Libertadores, even more if it’s with Flamengo’s shirt.

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“If I fulfill the dream of being champion of the Libertadores, I will try to fulfill the other dream, which is to be champion of the world.”

Flamengo will travel to face Paraguayan side Olimpia in the first leg of their Copa Libertadores quarter-final on Wednesday, 11 August.