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Patrick is still not convinced in Sao Paulo, he has the Sudamericana Cup as a showcase to search for space |  Sao Paulo

Patrick is still not convinced in Sao Paulo, he has the Sudamericana Cup as a showcase to search for space | Sao Paulo

Hired by Internacional, Patrick was one of the first reinforcements Sao Paulo in season. He arrived with the expectation that he would occupy a position at first, but after four months he became, among the players announced before the Paulista Championships, the most difficult person to act.

The Cuba Sudamericana It could be an opportunity for the midfielder to show himself to Rogerio Ceni outside of training, as the coach tends to prioritize Brazilian For now – and save the beginners for the national championship.

This Thursday, the Sao Paulo He faces Everton of Chile in the second round of the international competition. The match is scheduled to take place at 19:15 in Morumbi.

Patrick can use Sudamericana to get space in Tricolor – Photo: Marcos Ribolli

From the first wave of reinforcements from Sao PauloIn January, Jandrei, Rafinha and Alisson are Ceni starters. Necao didn’t sign either, but it was used more than Patrick – he was even a head start in Brazil’s debut, taking advantage of the vacancy opened by Rodrigo Nestor’s injury.

Patrick appeared in Sao Paulo Against Guarani, in the first round of Paulista, and started in the next match against Ituano. Then he was injured and lost contact for a long time.

Ceni gave space to Peru’s reserve athletes – Photo: Rubens Chiri / saopaulofc.net

Concerned about the Brazilian, Ceni did not take his title holders to Peru. Patrick started playing, but did poorly and left at halftime. He may have another chance on Thursday against Everton.

Striker Jonas Toru can be an example for a midfield player to follow. He participated in the second half against Ayacucho and performed well. On Sunday, he got another chance against Atlético PR, when the defending champions were used again.

Plus Jandrei, Rafinha, Patrick, Nikão and Alisson Sao Paulo He also signed midfielder Andres Colorado, who has played seven games this season, just one game behind Patrick, and midfielder Andre Anderson, who was announced this week and is yet to play.

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