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‘Allan The Perfect Fit for Brazil’ Insists Sylvinho

Brazil assistant coach Sylvinho says that Napoli midfielder Allan is the perfect fit for Tite’s midfield. Allan earned his maiden Brazil call-up for November friendlies against Uruguay and Cameroon.

Allan has formed an important part of the Napoli midfield for some time now and his call-up is not before time. Sylvinho says he fits Tite’s ideal for this Seleção side.

“We have to monitor players who appear in Europe," said Sylvinho, who was impressed with Allan's displays under Sarri. "We always need to do constant monitoring.

"As for Allan, he has been in Europe for seven years. He played with Sarri and had a very important function to connect the play.

“He's a dynamic player and has adapted very well to this function. Sarri had a model that is very similar to ours. With Ancelotti it has changed a bit, but for us it has not."

Sylvinho’s sentiments were backed up by Tite, “He deserved it, we had been monitoring him for a long time,” said Tite.

“Allan is good in transition, going box to box, leading counter attacks and breaks. He’s mobile and brings protection defensively.”


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