For titles, Abel Ferreira designs a team “a little romantic, but also pragmatic”

The coach Abel Ferreira resumed command of Palmeiras after a rest period on Thursday morning. Winner of the Libertadores and Copa do Brasil last season, the Portuguese man projects a balance between inspiration and discipline to maintain success.

“We are a somewhat romantic team, but also pragmatic. We try, through our processes, to achieve results. We know that playing nice doesn’t always bring us results and we know that playing pragmatically doesn’t always bring results,” said Abel.

In the Portuguese management, Palmeiras beat River Plate and thrashed Corinthians with exuberant football and, on the other hand, played more objectively to beat Santos in the Libertadores final. In the 2021 season, Abel Ferreira hopes to maintain the team’s balance.

“It is the mixture of pragmatism and romanticism that leads us to success and titles, because a club like Palmeiras lives on it. We came from a historic season, with great achievements. We do not promise titles, but rather fight to win, with great union and a very strong identity “, he declared.

For the finals of the Recopa Sul-Americana, Palmeiras enters the field to face Defensa y Justicia on April 7 (Buenos Aires) and April 14 (Brasília). On the 11th, also in Brasília, the team led by Abel Ferreira still faces Flamengo, for the Super Cup of Brazil.

“We are confident for the new season. We know the high expectations that everyone has in us and we will work to ensure that they are met. We will try to be more demanding, disciplined and work with more focus and dedication,” said Abel.

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