The Sao Paulo Board of Governors first commented on the Nenê case. At a Tuesday evening event, the club's institutional director, Diego Lugano, criticized the athlete's resentment with the current state of stocks, but also highlighted the player's quality.
Last Sunday, Nenê hurried from Morumbi after a 2-2 draw with Flamengo, annoyed that was not used in the three substitutions of coach Aguirre. The stance of shirt 10 did not delight São Paulo's board and technical committee, but the fine is not considered right now.
Partner Nene in Paris Saint-Germain in the 2011/2012 season, Lugano said the following about the situation:
– I've played with Nene. I know very well. The same little pussy he does in Sao Paulo, he did with me in Paris, he did in Qatar, he always did. When Nenê arrived in São Paulo, he is already coming with this … The Nene package includes the small bag when it does not play – said the former Uruguayan defender at the start of the film "Where the currency falls: the story of Sao Paulo Football Club "in the city of Sao Paulo.
"Obviously, if I played today, it was part of the closet, maybe it would have done less because I would have much more power to predict right now because it is a situation that you, the press, wanted to talk about, and it gives a point. at the club, we know very well from the moment we arrived in São Paulo as he is, a great and a great professional. "It was important this year for São Paulo," Lugano said.
Nenê participates in training in CT of Sao Paulo – Photo: Marcelo Hazan
In 2017, Lugano remained in São Paulo's stock for most of the season and saw his conventional renewal be turned into a novel. The council let the situation break into the last days of the then defender's contract last June and decided to extend the tie until the end of the season.
Overall, Lugano made 11 games in 2017. He stayed on the bench for almost the entire round of Brasileirão and played in the final race of the year to bid farewell to São Paulo.
– Nenê will be very important, but he is a 37-year-old player and, like any player of the season, is in the final stage of his career and must understand. Football is intense, natural, dynamic and aggressive. Last year, I went through a much worse situation and I had to be assimilated. And so it is with all the players in the world when it reaches the age – Lugano finished.