Léo Chú: "I will play both sides this year because I want to play more"

With Pedro de la Vega and other players joining the team, the Brazilian winger knows that he will have to compete harder for a starting position this year.

Jul 8, 2023; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Seattle Sounders midfielder Leo Chu (23) celebrates
Jul 8, 2023; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; Seattle Sounders midfielder Leo Chu (23) celebrates / Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports

Léo Chú has returned to the field with renewed motivation after a failed negotiation with Fluminense-BRA, the current Libertadores da América champions. In a recent interview, Chú expressed his optimism and ambition for the upcoming season, and pointed out the main aspects where he and the team can improve.

Chú stated his admiration for the team's new training facilities, describing them as "incredible" and a benefit to the team's readiness. He also greets new teammate Pedro De La Vega enthusiastically, complimenting his abilities and anticipating a significant contribution from the skillful winger. Their compatible playing styles suggest exciting tactical options for Head Coach Brian Schmetzer.

"Pedro became my big friend in a few weeks. ... He speaks Spanish and it's close to Portuguese. He is a nice guy, and we had a lot of conversations in the flight. He wants to live in the same place that I live."

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Chú faced tight marking from the rival teams in the previous playoffs, which reduced his performance. He admits that it was a tough obstacle, but he did not give up. He wants to be more versatile, and he trusts his own progress, which implies that he will be a more agile and influential player on the field.

Chú and the Sounders have a clear goal: scoring more goals. He admits that they wasted some chances last year, but he also highlights the team's improved accuracy in front of the goal. He trusts that the mix of skill and effort will result in more goals on the scoreboard.

In his interview, Chú reveals his motivation and his team's readiness to dominate. The Sounders have a blend of fresh talent, upgraded facilities, and a revived appetite for glory. They are a formidable contender for the MLS Cup in 2024. Chú's confident words suggest that he and his teammates are determined to do their best.

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