Cruzeiro failed to combine good football with positive results at the beginning of the Mineiro Championship. After six rounds, the team occupies the sixth position, with eight points, and needs 80% of success in the last five matches to qualify for the semifinals. Coach Felipe Conceio hits the key to constant evolution since the beginning of the season, despite a different opinion from part of the press and fans. Fact that the situation is worrying, because Raposa only balanced the net four times in the state and is far from its rivals, Atltico and Amrica, both with 15 points.
The stage was so complicated that Rafael Sobis, celestial top scorer in Series B of 2020, with six goals, did not swing the net once in Mineiro. In the 0-0 draw with Tombense, this Thursday, in Mineiro, he appeared more to do pivot work and prepare assists for Felipe Augusto, Bruno Jos and Airton. Only at the debut, against Uberlndia (1 to 1), that shirt 10 took danger in submissions. In an interview with Cruzeiro’s official YouTube channel, the 35-year-old striker admitted the difficulties and asked fans to trust an improvement in the scores.
“We are at a time when we have to respect a lot, no matter who the rival is, and aware that we must improve a lot. We are training exhaustively every day, whoever is here knows, to find the best time, the best team and make the best game. So far we are having difficulties, so what is going to change that? Work. We are working hard, it is difficult to say that to the fans, especially after a difficult past year and this start is complicated. We are looking for the best, who trust us a little. It is not easy, but things will get better ”.
Sobis explained that the training sessions conducted by Felipe Conceio at Toca da Raposa II have been very productive and with many goals. The challenge for the squad to put into practice in the matches, especially in the face of opponents willing to play in a low line. “In training, it is happening and working. But there is a big difference in training for the game. Like it or not, a different style of playing. Last year, the club had several coaches, and now we have one that is starting the year with a very cool game idea ”.
The striker hopes that Conceio’s game philosophy will be transformed into goals and victories as quickly as possible, starting with the duel against Boa, at 11am on Sunday, at the Melo stadium, in Varginha. “Football doesn’t give you much time, we have to have results soon. We hope that we have more chances to score and we can collaborate with goals too, which is important. We need to get out of this madness that we are living with victories. And victories only come with goals ”.
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