Accordingly, during his time working with Roque at Paranaense, Mattos realized the great potential of the 18-year-old star.
“He can reach Ronaldo’s level”, Mattos said. “He has strength, spirit and the ability to sniff out goals. Roque has all the qualities to become one of the best strikers in the world in the future.”
While still playing for his home club, Roque played many positions in the attack, but according to Mattos, this former sports director believes that the talent of the player born in 2005 only really maximizes when he is ranked. Play as a center forward.
“He is a perfect number 9. Roque possesses an impressive physical foundation and killer instinct in the penalty area. In addition, speed is also his strong point. Defenders in La Liga should be wary of this guy,” Mattos added. “Roque’s competitive spirit is very admirable. Even though he is young, he has extensive battle experience. Roque once shone at the Copa Libertadores, so he is ready to conquer Europe.”
Barca officially recruited Roque when agreeing to pay 30 million euros in transfer fee in the last summer transfer window. However, it will not be until January of next year that the Brazilian star will officially play for Blaugrana.
Roque has debuted in a new shirt and is expected to have the opportunity to play his first match for the home team at Camp Nou when Barca faces Las Palmas in round 19 of La Liga taking place in the early morning of January 5.
Viet Tung | 15:05 December 30, 2023