Forward Vitor Roque may not have scored in the 2-0 win over Maringá, but he was Athletico-PR’s main name in the match. The 18-year-old was involved in both of the team’s goals and even conceded a penalty, which Cuello missed.
After the match, No. 39 received praise from teammates for the good performance. In a statement to Rádio Transamérica, striker Pablo, who made way for Vitor Roque in the second half, gave up football for the youngster.
“He’s a star. He’s a boy we need to take care of within the club. He’s going to Europe soon. He and Endrick are the future of the country. He’s a totally different and incredibly capable player,” he said.
big move from @vitorroque_f and Alex Santana sent the corner kick! 🎯
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— Athletico Paranaense (@AthleticoPR) March 19, 2023
Captain Thiago Heleno also praised Vitor Roque. The Hurricane defender stated that the forward stands out from the rest and stressed that the athlete has discipline.
“He is very different. He is a boy who wants to learn, who listens to his older ones. He respects the commission, his teammates and this is fundamental for him to grow. “said the defender.
Present in Ramon Menezes’ list for the friendly against Morocco, Vitor Roque should miss Athletico in the second leg against Maringá. The team will decide the vacancy for the final of the Campeonato Paranaense next Sunday (26), at the Arena da Baixada.