Muricy Ramalho and Neymar praise young Santos forward Victor Andrade
Santos coach Muricy Ramalho and Neymar have praised young forward Victor Andrade following his goal against Flamengo on Wednesday.
The 16-year-old grabbed his second goal of this season’s Brasileirão with a deftly chipped shot over goalkeeper Felipe in the second half of the game.
Muricy Ramalho said: "The boy [Andrade] is very fast, and was well positioned which brought depth to our attack. It was a beautiful goal. He deserves it."
However, Andrade got lost in the moment following his goal, which earned him a yellow card after he had removed his shirt.
Ramalho added: "I told him, do not run in this mood. This is not new, it has invented nothing. Celebrating shirtless always brings a card. Anyway, he's only 16 years old."
Neymar, who scored to make it 2-0 four minutes from time at the Vila Belmiro Stadium, also thought the youngster needed to keep his emotions in check.
He said: "I told him to calm down and that there was no need to get so excited.
"However, he showed that he has plenty of talent and is going to be a great player."
Santos face Coritiba in their next league fixture, where Andrade will be looking to gain some more game time and to add to his goal tally.