May 31, 2023

You will not jump over the wall

a Palmeiras beat Tompense on Wednesdayfor the first stop of the third stage of Brazil Cup. Despite the lively 4-2 scoreline, one of the main topics in Abel Ferreira’s press conference was the club’s supposed interest in signing midfielder Luan, from Sao Paulo. Despite some news indicating this, the coach denied that Verdau was the fate of the youngster.

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In 2021, in the first game of the Paulistão Final, Abel appears on Tricolor TV’s video praising Luan for how much he ran at that opportunity. From there, the theory that the Portuguese love football originated from the midfielder. Now that Sao Paulo is discussing a contract renewal with its rivals, the story resumed. But if it depends on the Palmeiras coach, it does not exist. According to him, he will not hire Verdão Luan at this time.

– It’s all a lie, a lot is written in the newspaper. I see a lot… Palmeiras wanted a player from Fortaleza, he wanted Luan… Palmeiras didn’t want Luan, he wouldn’t jump over the wall. As long as I’m the coach, I don’t know. But that’s a lie, I think the boss was very clear in what she said, I don’t think anyone else would come, but we are paying attention. This player is not on our list. As long as I’m a coach, no. It’s all fake, I give you my word. I don’t question the quality of the player, I’m even saying that Palmeiras don’t want this player – confirmed Abel.

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After what Leila Pereira said about Palmeiras not being on the market at the moment, Abel Ferreira praised the club’s recent moves and was keen to evaluate the team in his hands. For now, by the way, Verdau will continue with him this season.

Reus replacing Atwista was an opportunity for a player from another division. When a player is good, he plays anywhere. That’s the way it has to be, we have to have the courage to put players in the lower divisions. Nobody has been before. It’s not just about technical quality, it’s about personality, and it’s a great player who makes a team better. Fortunately we have a lot of these players. I don’t know if we have the best team, but we have the best team, – concluded the Portuguese.

Palmeiras now turns its attention to the Brazilian Championship, which opens on Saturday, at 4 pm, against Cuiaba, at Allianz Parque. Against Tombense, the second leg will only be on April 26, away from home, at 8 pm, when the team decides to qualify for the Round of 16 of the Brazilian Cup.