Renata Borges is a shy lady: when BayernForum.com approached her for an interview, the wife of recently-imprisoned former FC Bayern defender Breno explained to us in her native Portuguese that she does not give any interviews, because she is scared of the media who she feels are not portraying the truth. However, nobody says no to an interview with BayernForum.com, so we are bringing you this highly exclusive interview!
Breno is currently serving a three year and nine month jail sentence for arson, having been pronounced guilty of burning his villa last year. An appeal is still pending to be heard. But enough of the past, let’s hear what his lovely wife has to say!
BayernForum.com: How are you feeling during these difficult times?
Renata: I’m feeling very sad. I imagine that every person in the same situation would feel the same way. My family is destroyed, my husband is in jail and everything is a disaster. He is a wonderful human being and an amazing father and husband. My kids and I love him a lot.
BayernForum.com: Are people sympathetic or do you sometimes get nasty comments from strangers?
Renata: The people who truly know us are on our side; we have a beautiful family and don’t deserve what is happening.
BayernForum.com: Do you feel guilty in a way for what happened?
Renata: No, why should I feel guilty? There were a lot of lies in the media and we received the advice to not give any interviews so we never told the truth, but one day Breno will tell his own story.
BayernForum.com: What message would you tell a depressed footballer?
Renata: I’m not the best person to send any message because I feel very sad. But I think any footballer should feel happy about his professional life or it is a problem.
BayernForum.com: Are you hopeful that your husband’s sentence will be reduced?
Renata: Yes, I am.
BayernForum.com: Will you be going back to Brazil with your family, or will you remain in Germany?
Renata: I want to remain here in Germany with my family. I will only go back to Brazil with my husband, but until that day I will be here next to him so I can give him my support.
BayernForum.com: Will Breno be able to play football regularly in prison?
Renata: He is training for an hour a day.
BayernForum.com: Did the media exaggerate some details?
Renata: Yes. I want to thank the Bayern fans and friends for their support which keeps us alive during these bad moments.
Thank you Renata for this short and sweet interview! Good luck with the appeal! Hopefully your husband will be back playing football sooner rather than later.
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