NYRB’s Cahill impressed by football intellect of ex-Lyon star Juninho

New York Red Bull attacking midfielder Tim Cahill is a big fan of teammate Juninho Pernambucano.

New York Red Bull attacking midfielder Tim Cahill is a big fan of teammate Juninho Pernambucano.

The Pair may play together in central midfield for the first time this weekend and former Everton star Cahill admits he will relish the opportunity if it arises.

“Juninho is a very experienced guy: He knows football,” said Cahill ahead of the trip to Columbus Crew.

“I know he’ll have to get on the ball a lot more come deep to receive, whereas I’ll probably have to look for other spaces and fill other holes. But we’re on the road so it’s going to have to be a disciplined performance.

“Getting Juninho back, he’s a good footballer and he’s got a good footballing brain, so it’s one of those ones it’s just adapting. He’s a word-class player so it should easy….It’s going to be a hard one, but we all train hard and look to find our places and whatever void we have to fill then that’ll be done.”

 
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