Vasco da Gama hope Dedé will regain form soon
Vasco da Gama are hopeful that their star centreback Dedé will regain the form that made him one of the most sought after defenders in the world after a poor start to the season.
Dedé, 24, returned to the Vasco starting line up this season after a long spell on the sidelines injured but the defender, who is now the club captain, has failed to perform at the level he did before his injury, something that has left the club concerned.
“Every great player has a stage that is not so good,” director of football Ricardo Gomes told Lancenet!
“This is what has happened to Dedé. Now, there were just two games. We are working to shorten this phase. Failure is going to happen but we have to diminish it.”
Gomes believes that the defender, who has been linked with a move to Corinthians, is suffering from so many games in a short space of time.
“We are working with all aspects of his game. It's the start of the season, has the issue of tenderness and the short space between the games.
“But nothing more than that. Anything beyond that is spoken is wrong,” he added, dismissing talk of more serious issues for the player.
However, the Vasco fans have stood by Dedé and he went onto social networking side Twitter to thank them for their patience.
"Thanks guys for all the support ☹," he posted.
Vasco are back in action in the Carioca championship this Saturday against rivals Fluminense.