After being left out of the list of 27 players called up for the Brazilian team, midfielder Raphael Veiga took the field once again for Palmeiras and helped the team in the 2-1 victory over Juazeirense, which guaranteed the classification to the round of 16. During the clash at Estádio do Café, the Palestinian fans even sang asking for shirt 23 in the national team, and the player himself spoke about it after the final whistle.
Asked about having been passed over by Tite, Veiga again adopted a speech of respect and preached a focus on continuing to work. The Palmeiras midfielder said that he is waiting for an opportunity in the selection and even thanked the fans for their support.
“I still have hopes of going to the Selection. It’s a dream, just like winning Libertadores, winning the Copa do Brasil. I have all done. I believe that this one of the selection will be carried out as well. I will continue to work and do my part. It’s cool (listening to the crowd). It shows that I’m on the right path.“, said the midfielder, who saw his teammate Danilo being summoned by Tite.
Against Juazeirense, Raphael Veiga was responsible for sealing the victory by 2 to 1, with a new success in penalty kick. Shirt 23 reached 60 goals with the Palmeiras shirt. Of these, 21 are in penalties in 21 hits, that is, 100% of use in the lime mark by alviverde.
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PALM TREES AGENDA
After qualifying in the Copa do Brasil, Abel Ferreira’s team was now in the spotlight in the Brasileirão. Next Saturday (14), Verdão welcomes Red Bull Bragantino, at 4:30 pm (GMT), at Allianz Parque, and later receives Emelec, in a Libertadores game.