Catching up with David Ferreira

May, 18, 2012
5/18/12
7:38
PM CT
2010 MLS MVP David Ferreira is inching ever so closer to returning to the field. “El Torito” addressed the media Friday and while he says he’d like to return in time for the FCD match at Houston on June 16, it looks like seeing him back around the first part of July would be a bit more realistic.

What is your mental outlook right now?

Ferreira: At the beginning, I was sad I wasn’t on the field. I was not with the team, but I was being strong, trying not to take the negative stuff and just focusing on the comeback because that’s what was best for the team.

How do you feel knowing the fans expect big things from you once you do return?

Ferreira: I’m calm. I know the expectations are big. People have communicated that to me -- that the fans are waiting for me. I have to first take care of what I have to do in my rehab. They’re waiting for me to come back and that’s what I’m working for, David Ferreira to come back and help the team.

How tough has it been for you to watch this team struggle over the last month?

Ferreira: It’s hard. I suffer watching the guys struggle. To overcome that, we need to work, we need to focus to get the results we need to get.

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?


AUDIO HIGHLIGHTS

ESPN Dallas' Soccer Today

Marc Stein and Steve Davis reflect on Adnan Januzaj's meteoric rise from Dallas Cup participant in April to Manchester United's savior in October before moving on to discuss DC United's victory over Real Salt Lake in the U.S. Open Cup final.

ESPN Dallas' Soccer Today

Steve Davis welcomes Marc Stein back to the studio from his European travels just in time to discuss the miserable weekend in the Premiership for both Manchester clubs.

ESPN Dallas' Soccer Today

Marc Stein and Steve Davis discuss the big City v United game and Stein's trip to West Brom for the Paolo Di Canio show.

ESPN Dallas' Soccer Today

Marc Stein and Steve Davis cover all the ins and outs of the United States' comprehensive victory over Mexico that clinched a seventh straight trip to the World Cup.

ESPN Dallas' Soccer Today

Marc Stein and Steve Davis look ahead to Tuesday night's big USA vs. Mexico showdown.

ESPN Dallas' Soccer Today

Pedro Pinto analyzes the Champions League draw, and Rodney Marsh discusses Liverpool's flying start.

ESPN Dallas' Soccer Today

Marc Stein and Steve Davis discuss Clint Dempsey's home debut and the weekend's marquee match in MLS: Seattle vs. Portland.

ESPN Dallas' Soccer Today

Broadcasting live from FC Dallas Stadium, Marc Stein and Steve Davis reflect on the absolute footy feast that was Saturday's TV bonanza featuring seven live games from the Premiership followed by a full MLS slate.