Not sure that Danilo Pereira expected so much palaver around his case by leaving FC Porto for PSG at the very end of the summer transfer window 2020. Midfielder, the Portuguese international is installed by Thomas Tuchel as a defender central. A choice that the Parisian technician decides in part to allow Marquinhos to go the other way.
But for Portugal coach Fernando Santos, the decision is not the right one. “With all due respect to my colleague from PSG, for me, Danilo is a midfielder,” he explained at a press conference on Thursday, when the people called up for the November break were announced. He can help out as a defender, much like William (Editor’s note: Carvalho, Betis player). But my opinion is that he is a midfielder and will continue to play mainly in this position. “
Modest, Fernando Santos – who allowed Portugal to win the Euro in 2016 – adds that this “does not mean that he is right”. But his words echo those of Danilo himself who, after the defeat in Leipzig on Wednesday (2-1), reminded Telefoot’s microphone of his role: “I am a midfielder. The coach asks me to play in central defense and I do what he asks me to do. “
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