The Brazilian left-back quit PAOK last summer but as he revealed to sdna.gr he never wanted to leave the club. “I never thought to leave PAOK. I wanted to stay. I don't want to talk about what happened. I don't want to say anything on what PAOK decided to do. At first I was really emotional but then I calmed down. Now I feel that my chapter at PAOK has not finished yet,” Lino told sdna.gr.
The 37-year-old left back is very pleased with PAOK board paying tribute to PAOK owner Ivan Savvidis. “I owe a lot to Zisis Vryzas who brought me to PAOK. And the whole club needs to thank Ivan Savvidis because without him I don't know how the situation at PAOK would be today,” Lino underlines.
Lino has returned back to Brazil but he tries to watch PAOK games every now and then. “I haven't seen all the games but I'm keeping posted on what is going on. Surely the form of the team is completely different to the one in the first half of the season but the manager knows better. He's very experienced, he knows the club and he understands the existing pressure. I know they bought some players in the January transfer window, but for sure it's not the best period for the club at the moment,” Lino said.
The Brazilian left-back also stated that if he was given the chance he would love to return back to PAOK. “I'm not thinking of quitting football. I feel fine. A return to Greece is always in my mind. I would love to play football in Greece again. If not, I'll visit Greece as a tourist! I want to tell PAOK supporters that I love them and I never forget them. PAOK is in my heart.”