The two Brazilians of Ajax had a mixed year. Both have had good periods and lesser periods. Thankfully they find support with each other.
Where will you be at Christmas and/or New Year’s Eve?
Maxwell: ,,I am going to Brazil, to be with my friends and family in Vitoria. I’ll eat and rest.’’
Wamberto: ,,We celebrate Christmas in Holland and then we will also go to Brazil, to San Luis, to celebrate New Year with family.’’
What was most important in the past year?
Wamberto: ,,Winning the championship and the cup with Ajax.’’
Maxwell: ,,Qualifying for the Champions League and reaching the second round in that competition. The moments that I could be together with my family were also very important.’’
Wamberto: ,,My family means a lot to me too. Our holiday to Brazil was another high point.’’
Looking back on 2002…?
Maxwell: ,,Not everything went well, but from a sports perspective it was a good year.’’
Wamberto: ,,The team has won a lot. Losing family and friends always hurts. For instance Maxwell’s brother. That hurt us all in our hearts.’’
Expectations for 2003?
Wamberto: ,,We want to win in all competitions that we play. I further hope for good health for everybody and peace in the world.’’
Maxwell: ,,Yeah, we need peace. And I hope for many victories for Ajax.’’
With whom would you like to drink champagne?
Maxwell: ,,With my Papa!’’
Wamberto: ,,It always feels fantastic to do that with my family.’’