Nelson Semedo, presented by Bartomeu in the Camp Nou


"Nelson Semedo has more things of Alves that the other"

Published:16/07/2017 - 22:21h

Updated:17/07/2017 - 01:20h

The one who went trainer of Nelson Semedo in the Benfica B, Hélder Cristovao, has conceded an interview in which it has undone in praises to the new signing of the FC Barcelona, desvelando his main qualities and an enormous potential

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The trainer that converted to Nelson Semedo of mediapunta to right side in the Benfica B, Hélder Cristovao, has conceded an interview to the newspaper "Sport" in which it has spoken wonders of the new player of the FC Barcelona, the second signing of the first team of face to the next season 2017-18, and a footballer that arrives theoretically to strengthen in the titularity.

"Semedo Is a footballer that played of half tip, but is very fast and very strong and has something distinct to the other to play in the band", has described in first instance Cristovao to the young carrilero Portuguese.

"It will be easier for Semedo with Valverde that with Luis Enrique"

To continuation, has explained how achieved that Nelson Semedo turned into right side. "I spoke with the president to achieve him a gap in the team B like right side because had conditions to do it. I spoke with him and it understood that had a good opportunity to remain , did an effort to play of side and now arrives the reward of the effort".

Afterwards, it did not leave to progress in the first team of the Benfica. "The first team of the Benfica knew him take out all the benefit of the work that did in the team B. This is our philosophy, prepare to players for the first team and with Semedo hit of full. I saw him strength, speed, technical, the arrival from backwards, arrives very fast. I taught him to play inside because play by out in the current football no longer is of big team".

"Has a lot of things of Alves: goal, a half distance very good..."

Semedo Arrives to the FC Barcelona to play exclusively of right side. "For nothing it would claim another position in thefield . In the first team of the Benfica and in the selection plays in the band and will do it in the Barça, the best team of the world, a fantastic team that adapts perfectly to his game", matiza Cristovao on the Portuguese.

It describes him like a very humble boy. "It is a very humble boy, that values a lot of all what has achieved and is achieving in the football". The Barça, in this sense, is the ideal club for Semedo. "The Barça is an ideal team for Semedo. Perhaps in the start, by his timidity, could have some problems but think that with the environment that lives in the Barça will achieve to be well. Besides it coincided with André Gómes in the Benfica B, so they already are two youngsters that the Benfica has taken out for the Barça. It is very well".

Semedo, with some ideal conditions for the Barça

The characteristics of Semedo are ideal for the Barcelona. "It is very fast and the Barça plays with a very high structure, with the defensive line very up, to 40-45 metres of the goal, but plays with a big amplitude in all the field. It arrives very strong to the band, achieves to take out very good combinations so much inside as by out, so it does not go to have big problems", stands out.

With Valverde, Semedo can have eases. "I think that it will be easier for Semedo with Valverde that with Luis Enrique or Guardiola. Valverde Has an a bit different concept for the defences, gives a lot of freedom, but basically is a bit distinct that with Luis Enrique or Guardiola".

And Cristovao has clear that at present is of the more resembled Dani Alves. "Has a lot of things of Alves. Has goal, has a half distance very good… Perhaps of all the players of which has spoken , even Bellerín, think that Semedo is more near of Alves that the other".

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