The midfield maestro also shared that he was surprised by how football supporters from different teams harmoniously interact at the stadium. "At first, I was surprised to see supporters from opposing teams sitting together in the stands. That doesn't happen in Uruguay because our passion for the game is different. I guess diversity in South Africa makes it easier to have harmony among the fans," said Sirino.
It did not take long for the Montevideo-born footballer to find his feet in Mzansi as he scored his first goal against Maritzburg United in the semi-final of the Nedbank Cup in April 2018. “The standard of football in Africa has gradually improved since I moved here, and the number of African players signed to European clubs has increased. At the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, an African team made history by going all the way to the semi-finals for the first time. There are also teams that we play against in the CAF Champions League that are doing really well. For example, Al Ahly beat Flamengo from Brazil and went on to play Real Madrid at the FIFA Club World Cup earlier this year. We are also doing well domestically, but I want to win the Champions League, get the second star, and ensure that Mamelodi Sundowns becomes a powerhouse in African football,” expressed Sirino.
The 32-year-old has had his fair share of ups and downs during his time at the club. He opened up about a challenging period in his career and explained how he overcame it, “It really affected me and my game, but I believe it needed to happen so that I could learn from it. I saw an opportunity to elevate myself and become a better person. I accepted what transpired and had to focus on my main goal, which is to do well for the team and my family. I have ambitions to play more games and contribute to the success of Mamelodi Sundowns as the club has done so much for me,” expressed Sirino.