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Ganso to start for São Paulo against Guarani on Saturday

São Paulo midfielder Ganso will get another chance to press for a regular starting spot against Guarani this Saturday when he will be one of the few senior players not rested for next week’s Copa Libertadores clash with Atlético Mineiro.

Ganso, 23, has struggled since moving to São Paulo last September and his progress has been hindered by a thigh injury that kept him out for most of his time at his new club.

But the former Santos star has also struggled to influence games when given the chance and has fallen behind Jadson in the pecking order for the number 10 spot in Ney Franco’s team.

“I will go against Guarani to find my space and hold forever. Every player wants sequence, regardless of injury to come or not. I will work for it,” he told Globo Esporte.

“Being in the reserves is a Ney Franco's decision and I respect it. There is very strong competition from Jadson, I hope he can maintain the level of contention.”

Another player who will play this Saturday is defender Rafael Toloi who is also fighting for a place in the team after the arrival of former Brazil captain Lucio.

“We are all training hard to show that we are able to play. We want to keep the technical level showed by the starters.

“Like the other reserves, I'm training to give my best when I get the chance. I hope to make a good game because we need the victory.

“It is an important game to give us confidence. Guarani is a team with tradition. We have to make a good game, as it was against Atlético Sorocaba, Corinthians and against Ponte Preta.”

Source: Globo Esporte


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