ESPN.com.brNov 2, 2023, 15:16Reading: 2 min.
Last Wednesday (1st), the Flamengo lost 2-1 to Santos, at Mané Garrincha, in Brasíliafor the 31st round of the Brasileirão. And despite the setback, Rubro-Negro had the return of the defender Rodrigo Caiowho hadn’t taken the field since the end of April.
Coach Tite placed the 30-year-old defender 12 minutes into the second half, in the starting spot. Arrascaetaand with that he acted as a midfielder on the right, playing alongside Thiago Maia. After the match, number 3 celebrated his return to the pitch.
“Never give up on your dreams, all honor and glory be given to you, Jesus”, wrote the defender, in the Instagram.
In 33 minutes on the field, Rodrigo Caio had a pass rate of 98% (he made 17 of 18 attempts) and won the only aerial duel he attempted. The defender had been involved in 39 games, however, he didn’t even leave the bench, finally receiving an opportunity from Tite.
Players react to the return of Rodrigo Caio
On social media, some players and former players from Flamengo and other clubs showed support for the defender. And there were many comments made on Rodrigo Caio’s publication.
“You are an example brother,” he wrote PabloRodrigo Caio’s position partner in the red and black squad.
“Maximum respect,” said Renê, a former Fla player who is currently at Internacional.
“Admiration for you, my partner, you are an example on and off the field!!”, he wrote Orlando Berríoanother former Flamengo player.
“Admiration and maximum respect for you, my brother!”, he said Diego Ribaswho has already retired from the four lines.
Even João Gomeswhich is currently in Wolverhamptonat Premier Leagueinteracted and said: “Incredible, impressive how you play my partner.”
Just like the “children” of the red-black base Matheus Gonçalveswhich is on loan to Red Bull Bragantinoand the defender Gabriel Noga.
“Idol”, wrote Matheus; “You are different,” Noga said.