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Danilo Barbosa or Gabriel Pires: who will replace Eduardo at Botafogo? Commenters opinion | botafogo

Botafogo has simply began every week’s coaching forward of the confrontation with Goyas, subsequent Wednesday, at 21:45, for the twenty eighth spherical of Brasiliao. The interval will be essential for Luis Castro to find out who will replace the suspended Eduardo, one of many important gamers of the crew at this stage of the competitors.

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Eduardo took over as quickly as he arrived, within the second switch window of the 12 months. He already had the belief of Luis Castro: at the request of the Portuguese coach, the participant landed in General Severiano.

Eduardo, Botafogo — Photo: Vitor Silva/Botafogo

The numbers obtained within the 9 video games he performed for Botafogo show Eduardo’s significance: he was concerned in three targets (scoring two and offering an help for one) and accomplished 87% of the passes he tried – with lengthy balls, the use is 71%. The information is from Sofascore, which nonetheless counts 10 decisive passes within the participant’s account.

With Eduardo out, Gabriel Pires has emerged as the favourite to take the place towards Goyas. On three events, Luis Castro inspired this change throughout matches. See all appearances of Gabriel Pires to this point:

  • Botafogo x Coritiba – Gabriel got here on at the interval; Edward holder to the tip
  • Botafogo x América-MG – Gabriel got here on within the twentieth minute of the second half; Edward holder to the tip
  • Fortaleza x Botafogo – Gabriel changed Eduardo within the twenty third minute of the second half
  • Botafogo x Flamengo – Gabriel changed Eduardo within the twenty second minute
  • Juventude x Botafogo – Gabriel changed Eduardo within the twenty fourth minute of the second half

According to Marcelo Raed, a commentator for Grupo Globo, the gamers have completely different traits, however the crew isn’t inclined to lose high quality if it involves an change.

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– Gabriel is an organizer, he can play as first or second in midfield. Unlike Eduardo, who steps extra into the attacking area, Gabriel has not proven the depth in recent times to attain such a excessive score. They can occupy the identical vary of the sphere, however Gabriel performs together with his left foot, opening up the sport. Eduardo, proper foot, bringing it to the center. It can work by activating Jeffinho’s recreation. The excellent news is that on this function, Botafogo appears to have two gamers at the identical degree for the sport mannequin, says Raed.

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Commentator Enrique Fernandez, additionally of Grupo Globo, agrees with Raed and provides that Danilo Barbosa can be a great possibility for Castro to fill the emptiness that belongs to Eduardo.

– Gabriel is a participant who prefers to occupy a place barely behind Eduardo. Gabriel likes to play from the again, exploring the open area to make lengthy passes or photographs. He is stronger than Eduardo, which might assist the crew in a really bodily recreation that Goyas ought to attempt, however he’s much less agile and assaults the world lower than the starter.

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– With Danilo Barbosa, he or Tchê Tchê, one of many two, will need to introduce himself later. So Lucas Fernandez will have extra freedom doing Eduardo’s job. This can favor Lucas’s mid-range shot, which is superb and may give extra physicality within the center, but it surely makes the crew much less technical and fewer agile within the sector – added Enrique.

Danilo has much less minutes than Gabriel Pires on the pitch, but he has solely appeared in three video games. Against Flamengo and Juventude, he got here on with 35 and 39 minutes of the second half respectively. Against Coritiba he got here on, as did Gabriel, at half-time.

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