PHOTO: ALEXANDRE VIDAL / FLAMENGO
Upon arriving, De Arrascaeta became one of Flamengo's main pieces. For the Brazilian championship, for example, the Uruguayan acted seven times and added the same amount of goals and assists: five. The number that put him at the top of the tournament's wait list – tied to Palmeiras's Dudu. However, this interweaving was possible only after the arrival of Jorge Jesus – given that the midfielder is a reserve in the team assembled by Abel Braga. For Romulo Mendoncha, the former commander was not interested in the style of play of the athlete on the Espn channels.
– I don't think Abel likes Arrascaeta. You don't like the style, you don't like the player himself. Abel's footprint is another, he likes the defenders. You don't like the Arrascaeta style gamer – declared during the BB debate
Former coach Abel Braga has been widely blamed for his relationship with Arashket. Very questioned and overwhelmed by the situation, the commander until then stated that "Flamengo was climbing from the inside out," which further annoyed the fans. The situation worsened when the Uruguayan did not even take the field during the Penarol defeat by Libertadores de America.
With Jorge Jesus, the scenario is completely different. Arrascaeta has become one of the leading names and leaders in the field. Even the player needs less time on the pitch to participate in a goal. His five goals in seven Brazilian Championship games show him an average of over 15 teams from Brasilero – behind only Flamengo, Santos, Palmeiras, Atletico and Atletico-MG.