Abel is enchanted by Dudu and sees him as a problem solver: “He’s an ace”

Dudu did not score a goal or assist in the victory of the palm trees 2-1 over Sport, but he was one of the great individual highlights of the team, with good individual plays and a lot of mobility in the attacking field. After the game, the striker was highly praised by Abel Ferreira.

The Portuguese coach surrendered to Dudu’s talent, highlighting the player’s ability to find spaces against teams that defend themselves in a low block.

“Dudu’s great game today. He’s an ace. He’s a player who is committed to the offensive and defensive team. It helped us a lot to unbalance, because when we face closed and compact teams in their block, we need the creativity of these players. Me. I call them ‘can openers’, because sometimes they need to put individual quality at the service of the team,” said the coach.

Against Sport, Palmeiras dribbled correctly 11 times, and Dudu was responsible for almost half of them. The attacker tried seven dribbles, hitting five of them.

Since returning to Verdão, Dudu has played 22 matches under Abel’s command, starting 16 of them. So far, there have been three goals scored and an assist.

With the victory over Sport, Palmeiras reached 49 points, in third place in the Brazilian Championship. The team returns to the field next Sunday, against Grêmio, at 4 pm, at the Arena dos Gauchos.

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