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Corinthians captain Alessandro: Zizao will get a chance to show his ability

Zizao has impressed with his attitude

Corinthians captain Alessandro has been impressed with the clubs on-loan Chinese striker Chen Zhizhao and believes he will get a chance to prove himself for the Timão, despite there being just 11 games to go in this year's Brasileirão.

Zizao, 24, is currently on-loan at Corinthians from the Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenxin, but has yet to be picked by coach Tite and is still to make his debut for the São Paulo giants.

Right back Alessandro, who has been at the 2012 Copa Libertadores winners since 2008, believes that Zizao can prove to be more than just a marketing tool.

He said: "We trust him a lot. Perhaps he is lacking in physical strength, but he will pick this up. But he is a player who has technique and is very fast. 

"He already tries Portuguese words. We see that he is working very hard to learn the language and he is a very hardworking and dedicated boy. He will have the opportunity and Tite will know exactly the time to put him on the field."


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