Palmeiras who tattooed Abel’s face knew the coach: “We talk as friends” | palm trees

The idol of Abel Ferreira is marked in the skin of João Gabriel da Silva Corrá, 25, and Lucas Bettone, 28, Palmeiras fans who were one of the cheers who greeted the delegation at the city of Londrina.

Futsal coach in Londrina, friends decided to pay taxes to the Portuguese coach because last year the Libertadores last. This Tuesday they have the opportunity to meet the idol.

– We watched the last one together, against Flamengo. I think the game was 2-1, but Flamengo was at the top. I was very superstitious. I turned to him and said: “If Palmeiras won you would get a tattoo”. He said he did, and I did. For us, the most iconic thing is Abel. I believe that without it, Palmeiras would not have won. More power came from him and for me it was more memorable – remember João Gabriel.

Palmeiras fans dinner with Abel Ferreira in Londrina – Photo: Personal Archive

An important point for Palmeiras in recent accomplishments, Abel also played a role in their tradition in their professional career.

– It represents too much, for me it has something more important. When I got the virus I did not work long because there were so many stops at school. I confess that Abel was one of the reasons I did not give up. It shows a guy who, no matter where he comes from, if he is studious and passionate will win. It’s an inspiration for me not to give up my favorite thing, which is the coach – Lucas said.

After the arrival of the delegation, Palmeiras sponsored the duo’s meeting with Abel Ferreira. Fans were invited to dine with the delegation and exchange ideas on performance, performance, performance appraisal.

Palmeiras fan tattoo face of Abel Ferreira – Photo: Felipe Zito

– It is difficult even to speak. They welcome us as if we knew each other. He invites them to dinner, drinks coffee, talks about strikes, training, sports, soccer here … Everything. He did not even fall in because they were so human that it was difficult to talk, “Lucas said.

– We talked about the attack, they talked about how he was in Portugal, how they identified the opponents, about the people he played with. It is not known if Celsinho (who played for Sporting) played here in Londrina. They were so humble that it did not even look like it was a conversation between a f … and a fan – added João Gabriel.

Palmeiras won two tickets at the club for the game against Juazeirense. In addition to Abel Ferreira, assistants João Martins, Vitor Castanheira, Carlos Martinho and Tiago Costa participated in the discussion. The duo also have their copy of the book “Cabeça Fria, Coração Quente” signed by Portuguese.

Palmeiras fans win autograph from book by Abel Ferreira – Photo: Felipe Zito

– We tattooed a guy that we idolized to watch on TV, watch in press conferences and celebrate the name he brought us. Now let’s remember that we had dinner with the guy, with whom we were talking as friends. It’s real, it’s human flesh and blood, “Lucas said.

With the contract extended until the end of 2024, Abel Ferreira will have many opportunities to expand his winning history at Palmeiras. This Wednesday, Verdão meets Juazeirense, in Londrina, for a location in the 16th round of the Copa do Brasil.

After winning the first leg by 2 to 1, the Palmeiras team had the advantage of being tied to advance to the next level.

“For me, he signed a permanent contract and stayed here for the rest of his life. It is impressive (laughs) – jokes Lucas.

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