Santos star Felipe Anderson advises Victor Andrade to listen to coach Muricy Ramalho
It was not too long ago that Santos midfielder Felipe Anderson felt the wrath of coach Muricy Ramalho on a regular basis, but after a fine second half of the season it appears the honour has now been passed to young striker Victor Andrade.
Andrade, 17, who has been dubbed the ‘new Neymar’, has been criticised by Ramalho for his attitude and lack of humility, suggesting, that despite his obvious talent, he has a long way to go before fulfilling his potential.
However, Anderson told Lancenet! that if the player is serious about improving then he must listen to the coach.
He said: “You need to listen more to Muricy. He is experienced, knows football, he was champion in several places and knows what he’s talking about.
“He is not doing this to be evil, he knows that Victor (Andrade) has a lot to give and has quality. Just get in training, work correctly and listen.
The pressure on the player has gone as far as to affect his family, but Anderson believes that the player is starting to show progress.
“He's too young, but we all know about his quality, he is very different. He felt a little lift in the pros, but he's already starting to play well and to assimilate what is this responsibility.
“I'm sure in time he will break with the shirt of Santos.”
Andrade has been with Santos since he was 11-years-old and has a release clause in his contract, which runs until 2014, for €50 million.