Portugal Come Calling
The Portugal national team have been keeping a close eye on a Peterborough United player and has called him up to their under 20`s side.
Leo Da Silva Lopes is a bit like marmite for Posh supporters, some like him, some don`t but what is certain his national side, Portugal, do like the look of him and have called him up for the first time to their under 20`s side.
The 19-year-old is close to 100 appearances for Posh after making his debut as a 16-year-old. The teenager only joined Posh after being spotted playing for Powerleague when he was just 15 and has played in numerous positions for the Posh first team since. When playing in a more natural midfield position, he has looked very promising at times and should be playing there more often rather than on the wing or in a wing-back position.
Da Silva Lopes will join up with his fellow under 20`s for the games against Germany and England later this month with the game against the Three Lions taking place at Manchester City`s ground the Etihad on the 27th March with the Germany game taking place five days before this.
His involvement in the international matches mean he will miss the Posh match at the ABAX Stadium against Tom Nicholls and his Bristol Rovers side (well, maybe not Nicholls as he is often found on the Pirates substitutes bench!).
Congratulations Leo. Hopefully this is the first of many appearances for your country.
Don`t forget to vote in the following polls that are running at the time of print:
Posh v Charlton Athletic
Posh v Addicks - Predict the Score
UP THE POSH
Tweets by @VitalPosh
Photos courtesy of Joe Dent / www.theposh.com
Follow Vital Peterborough on: and
Join Vital Peterborough United!
With news and views, polls and article comments, everything you need in a fans site is right here!
Vital Posh is 100% interactive. Not only can you have your say on the articles but you can also suggest an article or a poll so you can air your views.
So why not join Vital Posh today?
It's easy to REGISTER HERE. Simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!.
This website is your website and we are looking for people to help run the site. Do you go to most of the games and have an opinion? Why not write a match report? Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Posh at firstname.lastname@example.org or