Botafogo head coach Oswaldo de Oliveira cant deny the importance of Seedorf
Despite only joining this earlier this year, Clarence Seedorf has become an integral part of the current Botafogo side, with manager Oswaldo de Oliveira telling Lancenet on Friday that the player is "essential".
And Oswaldo revealed that Seedorf, despite currntly being out with an injured right thigh, will travel with the team on Saturday to prepare for Sunday's match against Palmeiras.
He said: "Seedorf is essential, one can not deny that. It is his interest to go tomorrow (Saturday) to get us there and tie the game time. It is his interest being together at this important time.
"The team loses a lot[without him[, especially in experience. What Seedorf does is important, he evaluates each moment of the game, beginning, middle and end. Giving instructions."
However, the coach is confident they can come out of Sunday's tie with the 3 points.
"With this lineup the team has won, and played better than recently. Even without Seedorf, we can make a good match."