February 6, 2023

Flamengo leader refutes Globo commentator’s criticism of Gerson’s return

Flamengo’s vice president of public and legal, Rodrigo Donchi used social media to respond Criticism from Anna Theis Mattos, Globo journalist, about Gerson’s return to Robro Negro. During the SporTV programme, the commentator lamented the No. 8’s return to Brazilian football, stating that his time in Europe has been frustrating and the star should not choose his “comfort zone”.

– I regret going back. For him it will be incredible, he returns to his place, his country, where he worked. But the first alternative for a player frustrated in Europe is to return to Brazil. He’s not trying to reinvent himself in another team, in another league. I’m sorry the alternative is to go back to that comfort zone which is Brazilian football. It is slower football, which physically requires you only until the second page, and you will have a popular appeal to be called up to the Brazilian national team – Ana’s assessment.

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On her Twitter account, where she tends to be very active commenting on football matters with Red-Black fans, Dunshee responded to the press release. According to him, the midfielder’s passing in Europe was good and Brazil should not be underestimated for the appreciation of foreign football.

– Gerson qualified for the Olympic Champions League and led the club to the runner-up in France, behind Paris Saint-Germain. He reached contract goals that resulted in trophies for Flamengo and for him. He’s not an athlete who got frustrated. Without envy abroad and crush the Brazilians. He answered me that playing for Flamengo is the best.

Cheerleader idol, Gerson returns to Flamengo after a short stint in France, at Olympique de Marseille. The midfielder played for Rubro Negro from July 2019 until June 2021, when he was sold to the French club. For Flamengo, Gerson has won two Brazilians, two Cariocas Cups, two Super Cups, the Libertadores and one Recopa.