Our Argentinian full-back says his fellow South American is Zola-like in his qualities and a player he admires.
The Brazilian, on the bench of late, is in his third spell at Middlesbrough and caused havoc in our drubbing at the Riverside last season.
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"He's a real talent," said 'Tano'. "Personally I like those kind of players. He's a little like Zola, although Zola is at another level, but Juninho is like that and I love those players - players who trick players, who get on the ball who pass it simple and sometimes do things you don't see every day."
Juninho, if he plays, will take up a similar role to Steve McManaman at Manchester City - just in behind the strikers, linking play with clever angles and passes.
"The difference between McManaman and the players I mentioned, Juninho and Zola, is the physique," added Tano.
"McManaman is quite strong, big and has pace. These players are not as strong but still great players and I appreciate that.
"It is a lot tougher without the physical attributes some players have. These players are quite small, not the quickest and still great players. That is why I appreciate them more."
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Mauricio Taricco is looking forward to locking horns again with Juninho on Sunday.