Roberto Firmino: "My best match? It's hard to say"

Before TSG visit Hamburger SV this weekend. we look back at last season's encounter with Roberto Firmino – a stunning 5-1 victory in which the Brazilian attacker scored twice and assisted the other three goals. As well as talking about this game, he spoke to us about his tennis skills.

Hello, Roberto. Do you have good memories of the last trip to Hamburg?

Roberto Firmino: (grins) We played well as a team there. We didn't stop running; we worked hard and played some excellent football. We got the result our performance warranted.

Was that your best game in a TSG shirt?

Firmino: It's rare that you score twice and grab three assists in a game. Was it my best game for the club? It's hard to say. My teammates helped me a lot that day. This victory allowed us to start last season strongly.

You played tennis with the team during the international break. How would you describe your skills?

Firmino: So-so. I always play with the small yellow ball whenever there's a break from football. I last played with the team four months ago, so I was lacking practice. It was still a lot of fun though and we had a great time.

Are there other sports that you like to play other than football and tennis?

Firmino: I've tried out a few different sports, for example basketball. I enjoy golf, I have a real passion for it but I don't want to play it professionally, only for fun. A few players in the team do the same.

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