Dudu thanked the Palmeiras fans for the party that took place when the Football Academy delegation left for Uruguay, on Wednesday.
After the first training session in Montevideo for the Copa Libertadores final, the forward spoke about the importance of the confrontation with Flamengo, including for president Maurício Galiotte.
– Very nice of the fans, it was important for us, we appreciate the affection and availability of being there on a Wednesday afternoon, many stopped working to support us in CT. This gives us an extra boost so that we can go home happy on Saturday to have another beautiful party – quoted the attacker.
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Dudu during training with Palmeiras in Montevideo, Uruguay — Photo: Cesar Greco
Current champions, Palmeiras are seeking the third Libertadores title, the second in a row. The shirt 43 puts the possibility as a gift for Galiotte, who will leave the presidency on December 15th, when Leila Pereira will take over.
– When you reach the top of the club, every South American club dreams of Libertadores, and Palmeiras is in the second consecutive final. We hope to have a good day to win this title, important for the club, for the players, for the fans and for the president who is leaving now. May we give this last happiness to him – he added.
About the game on Saturday, at 17:00 (GMT), in Centenário, Dudu mentioned the fact that Verdão hasn’t beat Flamengo since 2017. There are four draws and four defeats since then.
– A very difficult game, we haven’t beaten them for a few games, a team that has played together for a long time. A very good team, which has played together for a long time, but we have our quality, our players. May it be a good day on Saturday, that everyone can give something more – he added.
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