Rodrigo Nestor met in São Paulo . At least this is the view of the player himself, who became a highlight of the team in the 2022 season from a change of concept by coach Rogério Ceni. This year, instead of being a defensive midfielder, the 21-year-old is a true “number 10” in the midfield sector.
The new moment, with greater prominence and interest from opponents like Botafogo, is valued by the midfielder, who arrives as one of the main names for the classic against Corinthians.
“Since I went up, I’ve been preparing to act anywhere. The one I played didn’t use my characteristics better, but if I need to, I’ll play. I found myself, I have freedom and I use my qualities better – highlighted Rodrigo Nestor.
In addition to personal satisfaction, São Paulo’s “shirt 10” sees the team confident to fight for the second championship. The semifinal is a single game, and this Sunday’s confrontation decides the second finalist of the state.
– Our team is in the best phase, we are growing at the right time. We are meeting and getting more involved. It is to continue like this to go in search of the title – highlighted Nestor, who sees a change in the profile of the cast as something fundamental for success in Paulistão.
– Last year we started well, being champions, but unfortunately, we stopped and lost confidence. We are more talkative, fighting more and everything is going to work out,” he said.
São Paulo seeks to defend the title of Paulistão and continue in the fight for a second consecutive state title, which has not happened since the conquests of 1991 and 1992.