Cape Town - Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic believes Brazilian
defender Caio Marcelo Da Silva will be an asset as he is receptive to coaching
and taking instructions.
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having a look at Brazilian striker
Da Silva (known as
Marcelo), who was signed by the Sea Robbers ahead of 2018/19 from Brazilian
fourth division side Nova Iguacu Football Club, played his second match for
Bucs in central defence in the 1-1 draw with AmaZulu last Saturday.
left-footed 20-year-old made his debut against Golden Arrows at left-back.
Speaking to reporters, Sredojevic said: “In any team in the world there's this
dream of having the perfect balance.
“The perfect balance
is to have a centre-back with the left-footer on that side.
“He's got a very good
personality. I need to give credit to our players for accommodating him in the
best possible way. With everything that he has, he has huge space to improve
and to develop.
“Day by day, he's like
a sponge you know. The sponge is absorbing fast and improving. He's still very
far from his best.
“But having said that,
we have trust and confidence, and believe that he'll reach his full potential
and he'll be an asset to our team.”