After the club training this morning I was able to grab a few minutes with ADO‘s flying winger/forward Charlton Vicento. The twenty one year old, born locally in Zoetermeer has been a strong factor in the ADO team over the past two seasons, seasons that have seen him develop into a fast paced aggressive forward with a lot of skill.
What do you think of your own performances this season?
I am happy with what I have done, I have scored six goals which makes me happy and is good for the team as we need to stay in the Eredivisie.
Why do you think ADO has struggled this season compared to last?
Last season was a very good season for us, everybody worked well together. This has been a bad season; at times we played well but did not get the result we deserved. A lot of the games have been close, so we have not been as bad as it looks.
How is the atmosphere in the dressing room compared to last season?
It is the same, the results are not good, but in the dressing rooms we are the same as before. We are friends and try to help each other always.
Away fro the football and ADO Den Haag duties, do you socialize with other players in your free time?
Yes we go out together as friends, not just as team mates. We go out in groups and enjoy ourselves as friends, it is not a planned thing to do by the club, it just happens, which is good, as it gives us a bond of strength.
You play with a lot of aggression and fight, a style suited to English football, would you like to play abroad at some point in your career?
I like to play aggressive and run and chase after everything. I want to fight for the club and for my team mates. Yes, I know it is the English way and of course I would love to play in England.
Even at the end of a game in which ADO have not played well, sometimes there are only a few players who will always go to all supporters and applaud them. Why do you do this?
Yes, I think it is important to go to the supporters. Gino, Ammi and myself know it is important to show the fans that we like how much they support us. The fans are a big part of ADO, and even when play bad, they still come and we thank them.
Where will you be watching the European Championships this summer?
I will be with my relatives in Curacao in the Caribbean on a beach in the sun, better weather than in Holland.
If Holland do not win the Championships, who Will?
Germany would win it.
Finally, I saw on your Face Book page that you had being doing some modeling this week? Something you are interested in doing?
Yes it is fun to do. My friend Elia has started up a business designing and making clothes with his girlfriend and asked me to do it.
So you enjoy modeling? And you would do it after football too?
(Laughs loudly) Yes, maybe something I can do along side football. It is good and I like it.
I just want to thank Charlton for taking time out to talk to me: A very charming young man; very polite with a good sense of humour. He is one of ADO’s brightest stars and is someone I hope they can keep under contract for many seasons to come. A top man!