“At the height of the best midfielders in the world”: Vitinha praised before Dortmund-PSG

“At the height of the best midfielders in the world”: Vitinha praised before Dortmund-PSG
“At the height of the best midfielders in the world”: Vitinha praised before Dortmund-PSG

The Portuguese midfielder received praise from his compatriot Gonçalo Ramos and Luis Enrique on Tuesday.

Vitinha is fine, thanks for him. In the shadow of Marco Verratti and other stars last year, the 24-year-old Portuguese international midfielder (15 caps) has gained considerable momentum this season. A progression which has not gone unnoticed in the Parisian ranks. Gonçalo Ramos, for example, does not go with the back of the spoon when taking out the polishing brush. “He’s one of the most important players in the team, he’s playing very well, but I’m not surprised. I’ve known him for a long time, 2016 I think, I know his qualities, I knew it was only a matter of time before I saw him reach this level.explained the Portuguese international striker (11 caps, 8 goals) this Tuesday, on the eve of the Champions League semi-final first leg in Dortmund.

There is no doubt that Viti» will feature in Luis Enrique’s starting 11 on Wednesday evening. It has simply become indispensable. And in particular as a sentinel. Not necessarily his cup of tea or where he expresses himself best, he is more comfortable as a relay player, but he is in any case the most suitable player to take on this role within the Parisian squad. . And he does it well, very well.

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He is one of the best players on the team.

Luis Enrique

According to Luis Enrique, the person concerned even realizes an incredible season »he who sees it “at the height of the best circles in the world”just that ! “He can play on one side, inside or in the 6. He is very important. And the 6 will somewhat indicate how we are going to play. He can also score goals. There is another aspect in which he has progressed a lot, and I believe it is a little thanks to me, it is on the defensive level. He takes players to mark, we never go behind his back”, analyzes the 53-year-old Spanish technician, at a press conference. Scorer in the first leg and the second leg against Barça in the previous round, Vitinha, interviewed by PSG TV, has just as much at his service: “What he pushes me to do is incredible, I do things that I didn’t know I was capable of doing, and that I can do very well. We are all better individually and collectively”. The group lives well. “He’s one of the best players on our team.”, summarizes Luis Enrique. Barely. Vitinha has nine goals and five assists in 2023-24 with Paris (42 matches).

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