Former Portuguese Striker Details Why Pereira Has Enjoyed Early Success With PSG

Paris Saint-Germain’s signing of midfielder Danilo Pereira over the recent summer transfer window was a surprise for many. There was no speculation or heavy rumors in the days leading up to the now-former Porto midfielder’s signing with the club. But so far, he has been a reliable talent for manager Thomas Tuchel, whether in the midfield or out earning playing time as a defender.

Former Portuguese and PSG striker Pauleta has been more so impressed with Pereira’s early run with the club. For one, he has noted one key characteristic of Pereira’s as to why he has been able to adjust to playing in a new tactical system and in a new league. Pauleta detailed this matter in speaking to Telefoot La Chaine (via Le10Sport).

“Danilo is a midfielder, he has played his entire career in the middle, even with the selection,” Pauleta said. “It’s true that he’s someone who adapts well in central defense. But his position is in the middle, but afterwards, he’s a team player. Since he arrived in Paris, he has done good things.”

Many did not back Tuchel’s decision to play Pereira as a defender, but to the talent’s credit, he did not complain about the new role and went along with it.

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