Nottingham Forest star Gustavo Scarpa explains what makes him nervous

Nottingham Forest star Gustavo Scarpa has been explaining what makes him nervous ahead of matches at the City Ground. The Brazilian has been at the club since January when he signed from Palmeiras.

The player who signed up for a free transfer is already a likable character among the fanbase. Earlier this week, he sat down with On and Off the Pitch to talk about his time at the club thus far.

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Scarpa has found it difficult to find football since signing up with the club. Perhaps that was to be expected, as he settles into the Premier League at the age of 29.

When he has played, the man who has been capped by Brazil has been helpful. The challenge for him is to impress when he has opportunities and he certainly seems willing to work hard.

Steve Cooper has played Scarpa nine times since joining the club. He is still waiting for his goal contribution, but that should come at a good time.

Scarpa has been impressed with the atmosphere in England. He also stated that before home games he gets very nervous due to the large number of fans.

He told him on and off the pitch: “I think the environment is different. In Brazil they have instruments but here it is different. I get nervous every time before the game.

“It’s great to see the stadium full and they sing for 90 minutes. Everyone told me, ‘hey, wait until your first game at the City Ground’, and it’s incredible. Nothing compares to playing here.

“My first game was so loud. The songs could already be seen by everyone; The old people, the little children, everyone is screaming.”

Scarpa explains what makes him nervous

Nerves are not really a bad thing in sports. They can often focus the mind and show that you care about doing particularly well at something.

For Scarpa, he’ll be desperate to impress pretty quickly. At 29, he knows he is in his prime and will want to put on a show for the Forest fans.

Nervous Scarpa Forest
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The Reds have yet to see the best of the Brazilian. With Forest in desperate shape, Cooper might be smart if he gives the striker a run of games after the international break.

Scarpa fits the profile of a fan favorite. He seems determined to give it his all and that will not go unnoticed in the eyes of his manager.

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