In his third season with Boavista's first team, Pedro Malheiro has established himself as one of the team's mainstays since the start of last season. After a first campaign to get acquainted with the reality of the Portuguese football elite, the Besa-trained full-back benefited from Petit's continuous investment in his abilities and the result is clear: strong interest Benfica in its services.
As the January market window approaches, Zero zero A detailed analysis of what could be the Portuguese U21 international's final challenge against Pantera, in the duel. Before For Gil Vicente.
As a result of the more turbulent phase that Boavista was going through at the time, Malheiro did not display the attacking blocking tendency that is usually part of his DNA. With Felix Correa (later Tijane Toure) scoring, the full-back almost preferred to protect the rights of the defence, it must be said, had it not been for the foul on the Portuguese winger, which led to the decisive penalty. And we will talk about a very balanced defensive performance.
Although he lost the ball frequently – a total of 16 losses – the Villa Verde player stood out in anticipating his opponents by winning four of those seven duels. With a very interesting pass success rate – he executed 84 per cent of them, 42 out of 50 –, he prevented long balls from being more successful, and on only one of the five occasions he took up position in Andrew's box did he succeed with these. Recipient found.
It is also worth noting his unwavering stance in the last moments – after the penalty kick that had already been taken – as he was one of the faces of the Chess team's response in the attacks made towards the goal of Gelista, proving his excellent physical readiness to attack. The attacks are at an advanced stage of the meeting.
“Available, committed and professional.” compressed Ricardo Paiva, coach of the Chess team, in the post-match against the Roosters, Pedro Malhero now showed no signs of being able to succeed at the highest level: “Given his position in youth football, he already hinted at the fundamental quality of growth and reaching equal income levels For those that have been achieved in the past two or three years.
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