In their quest to cut their salaries, Corinthians loaned some of their players. One of them is defensive midfielder Ederson, who defends Fortaleza until the end of the season. in conversation with My Timon, journalist Luca Laprovitera has analyzed the development of the athlete at the club from Ceará.
Ederson joined Corinthians in 2020, after leaving Cruzeiro. While he was still in the process of adjusting to Timão, the defensive midfielder saw the club facing a moment of instability with the coaches. Thus, the chances for the defensive midfielder were few, while the fans criticized many, because the club was not living a good stage. Ederson was widely criticized mainly for technical errors, but now in Fortaleza the athlete is showing that he has improved.
“Here the dribbling is missing a bit, you see. You are making small mistakes. Just yesterday (17 June), with Atlético-GO, he made a dribble leaving the defense, passing three opponents. It seems to have evolved in that direction, yes. He doesn’t miss a lot of passes… Sometimes he misses a few long passes, but he counts. In dribbling, short passing, carrying the ball, he seems calm, he does a very good job.. There is nothing to complain about that yet. He made 85% of passes per match (on average, with data from sofascore). He has long passes, crosses… He has 92% hit on defense, on attack 79%, on long balls 80% and key passes up to 75%. It’s in good numbers, yes. It really is… of all the players, since the arrival of the new coach, he and Tinga are the most developed. Especially for being in the middle of the field, which is what it takes, he has improved, but he is playing well and doing a good job physically. He played practically all 11 matches, was not substituted, and took a small card…”, Luca analyzed Check out the full interview in the video above.
Luca also spoke about Ederson’s adaptation process to Fortaleza, who has also recently had difficulties with a coach. According to the journalist, the new game scheme was essential for the defensive midfielder to show his best on the pitch. Ederson’s good time even made the Northeast club consider buying him soon – the athlete is on loan until the end of the season.
“When we had (coach) Anderson, it was clear (the difficulty) … We played without the ball, we ran after the ball, we weighed on Ederson, he seemed slow, but he’s not. When we have the scheme now, which doesn’t always have to chase the ball, it works. We have line three there, in pointing, in scrolling… It requires intensity, but it doesn’t require him to run up and down, one side and the other… he runs unnecessarily less, he’s in a combat zone. (…) This goes a long way through the chart, he’s young, he sometimes seems to struggle with some changes, he has some offensive shortcomings, but we can already see that he has evolved from the state to the Brazilian. Today, Fortaleza is thinking a lot about buying Ederson. Not now, because finances don’t help, but throughout the year, with trophies, the club had that interest, mainly because we can stay with the coach. There’s that interest, yeah.”
Ederson is 22 and could get another chance at Corinthians at the end of his loan to Fortaleza, where his contract with FC Alfinegro runs until the end of 2025. Analyzing Timão’s current playing style with Sylvinho, Luca said how do you imagine that little steering wheel fit a model Corinthians game.
“No, he’s not (like the ubiquitous Ronnie). It’s intense, but not like that. (Here at Fortaleza) There are always two or three players on the ball. This helps a lot. The Corinthians chart consists of three players, Rooney, Gabriel and Cantello, sometimes very far apart. This complicates the matter. Éderson always has someone close to scrolling, which makes it easier. It is not found in Corinth. We have wings, not wings… Well, I don’t see Ederson as a strong match-breaker. This player, with these characteristics, is not Ederson. He’s more like a player like Gabriel, who goes out to play, than Rooney. It can also be similar to Cantillo. I see Gabriel for the good kick, who steps in a bit more. Ederson took that shot from long range, it’s our best shot in a long time. I don’t see him being too trapped, like Cantelo, nor like Rooney, who has to be everywhere,” said the journalist.
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