Danilo Pereira: “I am not a defender.”

Speaking to Téléfoot Chaine following the 2-1 loss to RB Leipzig, new signing Danilo Pereira somewhat came out against being shoehorned into playing as a central defender in Thomas Tuchel’s system when he is in fact a defensive midfielder.

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“Defender, that is not my position. I am a midfielder. The manager asks me to play as a central defender, I apply myself to do what the manager is asking for. I know the defender position to a basic degree. I am trying to get used to it. My team-mates are helping me a lot to find my bearings, my place in the defence.”