Shirt 10 feels the pressure, more injury and competition from Pedro
Per Leonardo Cardoso
11/15/2023 – 10:24am EDT
Understand Gabi’s bad phase
Striker Gabriel Barbosa is going through his worst moment since arriving at Flamengo in 2019.
The player, who wears the number 10 shirt, for many in Rio’s fans and press, is feeling the weight of inheriting the number that belongs to star and idol Zico.
However, other factors may be contributing to the difficult season with the Gávea team.
Player has been suffering in 2023
Among these factors, Gabi’s change in position stands out, leaving the midfield to return to the attack. In this new positioning, he seems to not have the same mobility as he had in previous years.
Furthermore, Flamengo has an older squad, unable to provide the same passing conditions that were observed in 2019.
As an additional complication, there is the presence of Pedro, who is going through an exceptional moment and pleasing the fans, the press and especially the new Rubro-Negro commander.
See Gabi’s numbers in the last games
⚔️ 12 games (3 starters)
⚽️ 0 goals