O Atlantic was defeated by Caldense on the afternoon / evening of this Thursday, from 2 to 1. At the end of the match in Poos de Caldas, the coach Cuca put the defender Igor Rabello in the field to act as a center forward. Despite the attempt, the Rooster failed to draw and bitter the first setbacks in the Mineiro Championship.
The coach tried to explain the substitution. According to Cuca, he needed another finisher within the Caldense area. The player entered the field in the 39th minute of the second half, but was unable to contribute to the search for a draw.
“It was six or seven minutes away. They, with the advantage of the game, the ball will be offered by the sides of the field. As we had the team well ahead, there had to be a finisher together with Sasha. Igor started this role, there was one or the other move that could have ended, but unfortunately it didn’t work, “said the coach.
The athletic coach evaluated the game. According to Cuca, the Rooster had a reasonable first half, but was unable to hold on to the Veteran’s side in the final stage. For the commander, Caldense deserved the positive result at home.
“Our first half was reasonably good. We had possession of the ball, involved the opponent and scored the goal, we went ahead with Keno. It was not the first half of many opportunities. We played with a team that was perfectly adapted to the field. game, the way the ball rolls. a good team, well-crafted, that has a set. In fact, they have already won important games in the championship. We had an advantage in the first half. They, at the beginning of the second half, managed to tie the game. in a corner rebound. And, in an error of our ball out, we lost the ball in the head of the defensive area and the boy hit a beautiful shot, which ended up creating the goal of the victory of Caldense. It was a deserved victory, for what they played ” .
For Cuca, however, Galo did not play badly. The coach hopes that the players will be able to react to the negative result already next Sunday, in a classic against America, at 16h, in Mineiro.
“I don’t understand that Atltico played badly, but they did not play as well as they could. The players played the first game, the second game. There is a lack of knowledge, mutual knowledge and, without a doubt, a lack of rhythm of the game, which gets caught up as time goes on. The importance of a defeat so that the players feel a defeat and have a sense of what we mean and the size of the responsibility that we have this year. If this defeat is felt and we raise our guard for Sunday’s game, we will understand that there are natural things within a difficult championship like this “, he concluded.
The game for next Sunday is worth the leadership of the Mineiro. Atltico and Amrica have 15 points, but the Rooster has a better balance: 12 against 4.
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