Brazil To Rely On United And Madrid Kids To Beat Flying Eagles
Brazil To Unleash Manchester United And Real Madrid Youngsters On Flying Eagles
The Flying Eagles of Nigeria will have their hands full when they take on Brazil at the FIFA U20 World cup as Brazil coach, Alexander Gallo, has called up Manchester United playmaker Andreas Pereira and Real Madrid forward Jean Carlos.
Defending his decision to call up the duo, the coach also gave reasons why he dropped Fluminese 17-year-old midfielder Gerson and Corinthians wonder-kid Malcom and Santos 18 year talented forward Gabriel.
“We called up committed players who have experience representing their country and have their careers shaped,” explained Gallo.
“We need players who are fully focused on our targets after our experience at the South American Championship."
Pereira, highly rated within the corridors of Old Trafford, was voted the club U21 player of the year and only five days ago he signed a new three year deal prolonging his stay at the club till 2018.
He reportedly turned down PSG and Juventus to stay at Old Trafford where he made his first team debut in the capital one cup 4-0 loss to MK Dons.
Jean Carlos, on his part plays for Real Madrid Juvenile team as a right winger blessed with skills, tricks and pace aside from being a good header of the ball he also shoots well with both feet.