Former midfielder Danilo, who is now coach of the Corinthians Under-20 team, has commented on the fusion he has seen between the club’s base and the professional. He praised Vitor Pereira’s attitude in the meetings he had with the Portuguese, and also predicted a brilliant future for 16-year-old striker Pedro, the main gem of youth.
“It was a pleasure meeting you. We were together there, a coach who looks at the base a lot, loves young people. He was very happy in the conversation, and has a similar idea to mine,” the former goalkeeper said, in an interview with Ge.
“I think the more quality players at the base to get into the professional ranks, it’s essential. The club needs that. It’s essential to have players that arrive every year, go to the professional level, it’s something that opens the door for him. The quality he has, even if He was under 20, it would be better for him, it’s more of an option,” he emphasized.
Danilo said an assistant from Pereira accompanies several training sessions and all Under-20 games to help transition these athletes to the pros. And the one who attracted a lot of attention from the young captain was young Pedro. Even four years younger than the maximum category, it is already a start.
“Pedro has a lot of potential. For his age, and the maturity he has on the court, you’d think he’s older than him. Because the way he plays, the strength, the speed, the intelligence, I remind him as a different player, with a high level and a very high drop of a pro. He’s a 16-year-old athlete who is under 20 years old and already fighting to be a key player. At the moment he is in the starting line-up here, he won the position in training, in friendlies and he deserved it“, is over.
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