Fluminense director of football Rodrigo Caetano hopes Kenedy can realise his potential
Fluminense director of football Rodrigo Caetano has hailed the potential of forward Kenedy.
The 17 year-old is currently with Brazil’s under-17 side at the FIFA U-17 World Cup. He has made four appearances, but is yet to score. The Seleção face Mexico in the quarter-finals on Thursday.
Domestically, Kenedy has broken into the first-team at Fluminense this season, making two starts and a further six appearances as a substitute.
Alongside the likes of Igor Julião, Marcos Júnior and goalkeeper Marcos - also at the U-17 World Cup with Brazil - he is considered one of Flu’s biggest prospects. Caetano insists the youngster has everything.
“We have high hopes for him. He has all the fundamentals that a good player needs, like heading, finishing and passing ability, as well as size and strength. We hope that the pressure doesn’t get to him and that he fulfils our expectations,” he told FIFA.com.
Kenedy started as a substitute for Brazil’s 3-1 quarter-final victory over Russia. He is expected to do the same against Mexico.