Adriano is wanted at Flamengo by Flamengo fans. The only problem is that coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo doesnâ€™t and says that he wouldnâ€™t fit into the culture they are trying to build at the club. Now, I donâ€™t agree with much that Luxemburgo does (strange tactical decisions and being grumpy and argumentative with journalists) but on this one Iâ€™d have to say he is right.
Adriano has just had his contract ripped up with Roma for indiscipline and doesnâ€™t seem to be interested in taking his career seriously anymore. He has made numerous comebacks from injury and personal/alcohol problems. After leaving Inter Milan in 2009, Adriano won the 2009 League Championship with Flamengo. But 2010 didnâ€™t go well and after separating with his girlfriend, he hit the bottle and ultimately missed out on Dungaâ€™s World Cup squad. He returned to Italy with Roma this season but only made five appearances and scored no goals.
After countless new beginnings and controversies, I donâ€™t think heâ€™s the player he once was. And even when he made his successful comeback at Flamengo, he used to miss training pretty much whenever he felt like it. That canâ€™t be good for the team, can it? Flamengo badly need a striker but I just wouldnâ€™t take the risk for the sake of team spirit.