Internacional coach Diego Aguirre says that he is impressed with the form shown by midfielder Anderson, who is starting to have a real influence on the team over the last few weeks.
The former Manchester United man arrived at the Brazilian outfit not in the best of shape. This is after not being a first-team regular for the last couple of years. Being out of shape was seen as one of the primary reasons behind Anderson allowed to join Diego Aguirre’s team on a permanent basis. The transfer was completed in February 2015. However, Anderson has not been a key player for the team even after spending the last few months.
This is due to the lack of fitness levels and it is something that the Brazil international has been working upon. It seems to have paid dividends after Anderson has played a crucial role in the recent games. Even though the recent game against São Paulo finished as a goalless draw, Anderson was impressive with its range of passing skills. He was primarily brought up as an attacking midfielder in his youth, but he was turned into a combat a defensive midfielder at United.Aguirre is confident that the 27-year-old will be a key player in the Copa Libertadores semi-final against Tigres UANL.
“It’s good news because he is getting better game by game and can help in many games ahead. It may be a reinforcement for the Libertadores, but a long way yet. It is early to talk. I am calm because he works well, he’s a great professional and helps a lot with his experience. I do not care if you are at high level or not. Surely, he will continue and give joy to us all. It would be nice to count on him to play with Palmeiras,” said Aguirre.