The midfielder of Botafogo, Clarence Seedorf, has hailed Bruno Mendes’ for his brilliant performance in the Brazilian Serie A match against Vasco which was played at Olimpico Joao Havelange.

Mendes had scored a couple of goals in that match which helped Botafogo win the match by a close margin of 3-2. The 18 years old Brazilian striker scored both his goals in the last 15 minutes.

Mendes’ first goal came in the 75th minute of the match. With the help of that goal, Botafogo managed to level the scores and then, in the very last minute of the match, Mendes scored a match winning goal for his side. He was named man of the match for his glorious performance.

This was the first starting opportunity given to Mendis and he stood up to the expectations of the coach Osvaldo de Oliviera. When asked about Mendes’ brilliant performance in the match, Seedorf said, “This boy is a special talent. He has got a wonderful temperament at such a young age. He has a calm head on his shoulders.”

“The way he played in the last 20 minutes of the match was absolutely superb. He just took the match away from Vasco.”

“But, he needs to be consistent and keep performing like this. He is technically pretty sound and if he keeps working hard on his game, he will definitely become a great player.”

When asked about the overall team performance, Seedorf said, “I think we played quite well. This was a must win game for us, so, we were a bit nervous at the start. But, as the match progressed, the boys settled into their groove.”

This victory took Botafogo to no. 7 in the points table. Botafogo will play its next match against Figueirense on Thursday.