Botafogo midfielder Renato talks up the importance of Clarence Seedorf
Clarence Seedorf is expected to return to the Botafogo team for this Sunday's match against Sport and it is not only the younger squad members who are looking forward to his return.
Renato, 33, is the latest Botafogo player to praise the Dutch legend's influence on the team and the former Sevilla volante told Globo Esporte how important he has become in, not only through his technique and talent with the ball, but with his words and experience, on and off the pitch.
He said: "It is important for us on the pitch, I know that he helps us a lot, even when he's away. He talks with us, and we hope he can help us keep up the level of performance that we have shown in the last few games. The pressure will be great against Sport, the crowd will push them too, then a player with the quality of Seedorf makes a difference in these games."