Player of the season in national football, the main name for Atlético-MG in winning the Brazilian Championship and the Copa del Rey, called up by coach Tite to the Seleção, Hulk had everything to end the year with a boom. But she fell back in “overtime”.
In Wednesday’s match (15), in which Gallo cemented the Copa do Brasil title by beating Atletico-PR 2-1 away, the striker fell out with defender Pedro Henrique, due to the strong defenses he targeted. In one of the discussions between the two, it was possible to make a oral reading of what he had said to the opponent. “Where did you play?”
The 35-year-old, born in Campina Grande, Paraíba, started his career at Vitória-BA. He gained fame in Porto and Zenit in Russia, where he suffered manifestations of racism by the club’s extremist fans. He was in the squad as a key player at the 2014 World Cup and ended up being criticized for his performances in the six matches he was playing on the field, including Germany’s 7-1 loss in the semi-finals.
None of this data from his resume had any weight when measuring the words directed at Pedro Henrique, the 26-year-old defender, who graduated from Corinthians and who also played for Bragantino before moving to Atlético PR.
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