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EDISON EXCITED AT HIBS SWITCH

Edison Luis Dos Santos established himself as one of the deadliest strikers in the Maltese Premier League this season. Maltasport editor Joe Cardona caught up with the Hibernians front-man who said that he is delighted with his first months at Hibernians.

The 25-year-old Brazilian is a key player in the Hibernians squad and since joining Mark Miller's outfit in the summer, he has already scored eight goals in six premier league games and is very popular among the Paolites fans.

Q: When you joined Hibernians from Vittoriosa Stars, what was it that attracted you to the club?
A: Hibernians are considered one of the best teams in Malta and so when my agent informed me that they offered me a contract, I was very happy and accepted their offer.

Q: Did you have offers from any other clubs when you joined the Paolites?
A: Yes when I was in Brazil my agent had contacts with four others clubs but we decided to take the Paolites offer.

Q. Is there a great difference in the atmosphere of Vittoriosa Stars and Hibernians?
A: The atmosphere is almost the same but it's just normal as when you are winning things go a bit better and I’m very happy at Hibs.

Q: What do you think you added to the team since your arrival?
A: I didn't add anything. I just came in to a very good group and I’m happy to be helping them.

Q: What has been the main reason for Hibernians great start to the season?
A: In my opinion it is our coach Mark Miller, because he is getting out the best of every player.

Q: How do you rate the chances that Hibernians would lift the Premier League trophy come May?
A: It's difficult to say now but we have to keep on working and I believe that we can do very well and the chances are there.

Q: Presently you’re the top scorer in the premier league. Do you always go out onto the pitch believing that you are going to score?
A: I go into the game hoping for the three points but if a goal comes it is better and if one of my team-mates scores instead of me and win it's good also.

Q: Have we yet to see the best of Edison Luis dos Santos?
A: I think that I'm in a great form and everything is going right at the moment...so I want to keep this and also want to improve.

Q: What are your best footballing qualities?
A: Speed, agility, good header, I don't like to stay so much with the ball and prefer to do one, two.

Q: Which parts of your game do you feel need improving the most?
A: I think I need to be more discipline in the ground, because I always play a free roll but in Malta you need to help mark more, and the coach is helping me and hope I will improve in this.

Q: Is there one player who you would like to avoid?
A: No

Q: Which coach influenced you the most?
A: When I came to Malta, Vittoriosa Stars coach Winston Muscat helped me alot and now my current coach Mark Miller is one of the main reasons that I'm in this tremendous form.

Q: What did they teach you?
A: They both believe in me and always try to see the best for me and I take this opportunity to thank them for what they did for me.

Q: What do you think of current boss Mark Miller’s tactics?
A: I think the results speak for themselves. He is a very good coach and speaks a lot with us and is always trying to see what we can do better when on the pitch. He understands the game very well and I'm very happy to be working with him.

Q: Last question. Do you have any tips for any upcoming footballers?
A: First go to school. Try your best and believe in your dreams and God bless you.

MORE ABOUT EDISON LUIS DOS SANTOS

DATE OF BIRTH: 09/12/1985
BORN: Osasco Sao Paulo, Brasil
HEIGHT: 169.00
WEIGHT: 70.00
MARTIAL STATUS: Maried
FAVOURITE DRINK: Coke
FAVOURITE FOOD: Brazilian barbecue
FAVOURITE MUSIC: Samba
FAVOURITE ACTOR: Vin Diesel

Photos by: Domenic Aquilina
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