Vitor Roque stands out once again for Athletico and receives praise

Vitor Roque was once again decisive for Athletico-PR, but coach Felipão tried not to let expectations for the youngster rise too much

This Sunday, the 7th, the Atletico-PR won the Atlético-MG 3-2 at Mineirão and Vitor Roque, only 17 years old, was the highlight of the match. With two goals scored, the youngster commanded the turn in Paraná and was the subject of his coach’s press conference, Felipewho spoke of the player’s quality, but that he will need patience as he turned professional early.

Vitor Roque is an unknown. It’s 17 years old. He still has difficulties in some technical jobs because at 15 he was a professional. He didn’t learn some things. Every now and then, in training, we stop a play: look, this header has to be directed that way. Something you do in junior. But he has such a great will and such a great quality that it surpasses all that.“, commented the coach.

The young athlete arrived at the athletic coming from cruise this year, for R$ 24 million, the most expensive contract in the history of the Hurricane. After great performances and important goals in his first season for the club, the crowd is excited about him and his future in the team.

Despite lowering expectations, scolari also praised his player’s ability: “He will become one of the greatest players we have ahead of us. He’s new, still has some things to learn“, said the five-time world champion coach, who was next to the athletic promise, who also participated in the press conference.

Vitor Roque received praise from Felipão, his coach/ Credits: Getty Images

With 18 games for the Hurricane, Vítor Roque scored five goals for the team and all of them were decisive, in some way. The first was in the 1-0 victory against cuiabá. The second was in the round of 16 of Libertadores, against freed, when he became the youngest player to score a goal for Athletico. After that, he scored against the palm treesat Allianz Parque, and both this weekend in Minas.

Source: sportbuzz

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