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The “extremes” of Brazil U-20 in the South American Cup in Colombia

Even with the many sacking requests from golf equipment, Brazil’s under-20 squad remains to be well-served with wings and wingers for the South American Championship, which begins in two days’ time in Colombia. Giovani (Palmeiras), Angelo (Santos) and Mateus Martins (Watford-ING) weren’t launched. Giovane and Pedro Enrique, each from Corinthians, and Stenio from Cruzeiro are the reserves. Savio (PSV Eindhoven-HOL) was the just one left from the unique listing.

Savio – PSV Eindhoven-HALL
04/10/2004 – 18 years – 1.76m – 68kg

On mortgage from Troyes – a French membership that belongs to the City group – to PSV six months in the past, Savinho remains to be going by way of a interval of adaptation to European soccer. He performs extra usually in the Dutch membership’s B staff, however has made eight appearances for the first staff and has already made two assists. He is taken into account to be one of the most skilful strikers not too long ago found in Brazilian soccer. He was an absolute spotlight in the Atlético Mineiro base.

He arrived in Gallo at solely 14 years previous, and a season later he already received the U-15 South America with the Brazilian nationwide staff. He turned professional when he was 16 years previous. He primarily ‘jumped’ the under-20s when he was introduced up by Jorge Sampaoli. In simply over two years in the predominant group, he made 35 appearances, ten as a starter. He scored two targets and made an help. It didn’t have the supposed sequence. The competitors in the lineup was very robust.

At Alvinegro de Minas, he performed most of the time as a winger on the proper. Left-handed, he’s snug taking part in huge open, receiving the ball in entrance and “dribbling”, going through the marker in 1×1. He has rather a lot of dribbling, ball management and pace repertoire. If there may be room, it is going to usually profit in melee. Attacks the again of the opposing protection properly.

Savio was the youngest participant to play in the 2020 Brazilian Championship

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A optimistic for him at PSV, even when he’s in the B staff, is his use as a left winger, giving his groups loads of depth in that sector of the pitch. Thus, he performed most of his minutes in the Netherlands and it could not be stunning if Ramon Menezes took benefit of him in this manner in the Brazilian nationwide staff.

Another efficient characteristic of it’s its high quality when centering, particularly on the second beam. Need for maturity in choice making. He generally holds the ball an excessive amount of when he has to serve to a teammate, or delays the second of ending. Score some targets. He’s not a nasty participant, however he does not put himself in a place to attain targets. He may additionally enhance his defensive contributions. Little stress on the ball.

Giovanni – Corinthians
24.11.2003 – 19 years – 1.84m – 82kg

Born in Santa Barbara D’Oeste, a metropolis 139 kilometers from São Paulo, Giovan arrived lower than two years in the past at Corinthians, already in the under-20 class. He got here from Capivariano and likewise performed for Red Bull Brazil. 12 months after arriving on mortgage, Timao paid 3 million Brazilian {dollars} for 65% of the athlete’s rights. The remaining 35% nonetheless belongs to the Capivari Club.

You may say that Alvinegro’s ascension was meteoric. He stood out in the third division of the Paulista Professional Championship and landed in the state capital in June 2021. He grew to become a starter quickly after and had a superb Copa Sao Paulo final yr. He entered the subject for the first staff in the first match he was linked with, the first spherical of Brasileirão 2022, a 3–1 win over Botafogo.

He acquired fewer alternatives than Vitor Pereira in Round 2, additionally resulting from Corinthians’ improved squad, however began the pre-season in the skilled squad. He has already made 16 appearances, three as a starter, and has given good responses. He’s listed right here as a winger as a result of that is how he is operated for many of the previous couple of months, however he may simply be used in the heart of assault, partnering a extra established teammate in the space.

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Giovanni, striker of the Corinthians

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Thinking about the possible beginning lineup after the many losses the staff has had, it would not be stunning if he goes from “initially unnamed” to at least one of the starters. He shoots very properly from mid-range together with his sharp left foot and presents extra bodily presence than the relaxation of the wings in the group. It is excessive and powerful. Responds properly to the bodily play of stronger defenders. Protects the ball, the trunk and imposes himself.

He has a repertoire of short-range dribbling and ball management. The common pace. He’s placed on muscle mass in current months and that has considerably hampered his agility to alter course rapidly. Good selections when going out with the goalkeeper. He has the composure to place the ball in the web. It works finest close to the influence space and least in the articulation. If he’s going to play as a winger, he must develop in defensive facets.

Stenio – Cruzeiro
04/05/2003 – 19 years – 1.80m – 71kg.

One extra competitor could have the alternative to defend the choice in the South American Championship after the breaks. Born in Poços de Caldas (MG), Stênio arrived at Cruzeiro’s base nonetheless in the under-15 class. At the age of 16, he was already often concerned in under-20 matches. He turned skilled in 2020. As quickly as soccer returned in the pandemic interval, he was already energetic in Raposa’s first staff at the age of 17. He began six video games this season.

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Cruzeiro’s Stenio argues for the ball with Brusque’s Balotelli in a Serie B match

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He performed an additional ten video games in 2021, additionally featured in under-20 matches and finally went on mortgage in August to Torino (Italy). An Italian under-19 performed as a starter in the European membership. He scored six targets in 29 duels, however didn’t get his rights. However, it grew there in some ways. He imposed himself bodily and started to behave in different features in the assault. It was beforehand very restricted to the left facet. Now you may play in the heart and on the proper.

On his return to Cruzeiro in July 2022, he featured in 5 matches in the Serie B title marketing campaign. He not too long ago renewed his contract with the Belo Horizonte membership till December 2026. Being a really dynamic striker, he can struggle for a spot in the beginning line-up.

He is right-handed and really aggressive, quick. The truth that he’s at all times energetic and searching for vertical performs on the subject is spectacular. Fight for all the balls. Long strides, good ball management at pace. Effective shot from medium distance. Operating from the left, he is an effective weapon for ending targets resulting from the angle at which he receives the ball and for searching for diagonals into the space. On the proper, he presents depth, downline play. Through the heart assault areas.

It may achieve just a little extra technical refinement in the remaining go, the capability of tables and triangulations in quick areas. Sometimes there’s a lack of calmness and good selections in conditions of this nature. It helps the protection with out the ball rather a lot, particularly with the stress after the loss in the assault subject. A participant able to counter-attack. Difficulty taking part in together with your again to the opponent and weak presence in the zone.

Pedro Enrique (Pedrinho) – Corinthians
05.02.2006 – 16 years – 1.71m – 66kg

Comes from a “batch” of expertise born in 2006 in Brazil. He is simply 4 days older than Luis Guillerme, the youngest participant in the 23-man squad. This is the predominant promise based mostly on Corinthians right now. He has carried out very properly not too long ago for the U-17 facet and is predicted to get a chance following the cuts to the South American U-20s. At 15 years previous, he’s already taking part in in this class. Another untimely!

Pedro Enrique has a contract with Timao till March 2025. He has been at Alvinegro since he was ten years previous. Like Guillerme Biro, he was half of the staff that challenged Coppina when referred to as up by Ramon Menezes. His first Sao Paulo Cup, by the means, occurred final yr. He was a Sao Paulo Under-17 champion for Corinthians in 2021. He is but to be linked with any skilled matches.

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Corinthians striker Pedro is concerned in the membership’s talks with Zenit for Yuri Alberto. The Russian staff has desire in your buy

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He is a proper winger however is snug on the left facet of the assault. Pedrinho is fast, dribbling and always moving into the finish zone of performs. Draw diagonals to the space with and with out the ball. Able to enhance a central striker towards extra closed groups. He does not simply act open, ready for the ball in entrance of the marker.

He has a repertoire of short-range dribbles and the capacity to have interaction in lots and triangulations. Despite his quick stature, he takes pictures properly when receiving the ball from behind and is aggressive in urgent after turnovers in the attacking half. It additionally works successfully when driving on an uphill mark. Can add lateral free kicks to the space, “takes” the ball properly.

Needs to get higher at studying some counter strikes. He may be very fast and this makes him vulnerable to individualize strikes the place he can serve a greater positioned teammate. He also can thrive in defensive positioning, generally permitting passing lanes to shut and positioning himself correctly when his staff provides up the marking block.

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