Peruvian striker Paolo Guerrero just moved to Brazilian squad Flamengo and he’s already started a Paolomania. After scoring 2 goals in his first two games, his teammates have been gushing over how important he is for the squad.
No new-kid-on-the-block struggles for this guy.
Brazilian stars Romario, Ronaldinho, and Adriano had more trouble adjusting to Fla, and now Guerrero is going for Wagner Love’s record (5 goals in 4 games). If he gets it, he’ll undoubtedly become the fan favorite – which is a huge deal for Flamengo players, since Fla is considered to be the team with the largest torcida in the world.
The historic opportunity will come when they face Gremio and Goias – no big deal for El Depredador if you consider that he assisted and scored in his debut against none-other than Internacional de Porto Alegre, one of the biggest Brazilian teams and current Copa Libertadores semifinalist.
If you watched this guy at the Copa America, none of this comes as a suprise. Guerrero is one of those players who can single-handedly cause trouble for defenders.
He is two goals away from becoming Peru’s all-time top goalscorer, and he has been top-scorer in the last two Copa America editions.
Guerrero is one of those Latin American players that you know could be a protagonist in European soccer, but for some reason chose to play in other leagues that are not considered as competitive.