In his second game as a professional for Fluminense, Alexsander has already won the starting position in the team. He started on the left side (position he had done in the previous round, against São Paulo) in the 3-0 victory over Goiás, on Wednesday, at Maracanã, for the 37th and penultimate round of the Brazilian Championship. After the match, coach Fernando Diniz justified the choice and praised the player.
Diniz said he was not surprised by yet another good performance by Alexsander and recalled that, even having played the last few years as a midfielder at base, he had also played the role on the left side. Therefore, it was nothing new to stay in the sector.
— He did very well, executed perfectly. The way we play, even though the player is not position-specific, the guy who plays like Alexsander plays, as it was with Caio Henrique, is being with Samuel (Xavier), ends up feeling good and developing what he can . And Alexsander has an additive that he started his career at the base as a left-back, so it’s not great news for him – he said, complementing:
— I always try to fit in the best players, and Alexsander has been part of the best players in training for some time, but everything has a timing to do. I think it all happened naturally, there was no rush. There was a time for him to mature in training, to fit in. It is a moment of joy for me, but not of surprise, as I already expected what you are doing. He is a player I believe a lot, who will shine here at Fluminense, manage to build a solid career and will, in his time, go to Europe as well.