Felipe Melo highlighted the work of Jorge Jesus and Abel Ferreira in the country, evaluating that they “raised the batten” for Brazilian technicians – which he considers a positive thing. On the other hand, the midfielder understands that many foreign coaches – like Sampaoli – receive applause without deserving it.
“We have great foreign coaches who ‘went up the baton’ here in Brazil: Jorge Jesus, Abel Ferreira, among others. This is good for Brazilians, but we cannot forget our product. Many people come from abroad, win, the people have to clap and take off their hats, but others try to impose a situation that doesn’t exist and people applaud – like Sampaoli “, said the player in an interview with ESPN Brasil ‘s Bola da Vez today.
“I have a lot of respect for Sampaoli, for what he does, but he won nothing in Argentina. The guy who takes Argentina from Messi and can’t win anything, something has. So, he won with Chile, congratulations, but here in Brazil I see many others who are better than him and that people don’t applaud “, he continued.
Possibility to work with Sampaoli
At the beginning of the 2020 season, Jorge Sampaoli was one of the favorites to take over as manager of Palmeiras and even negotiated with the club. Felipe Melo commented on the situation, saying that, although he considers himself more conservative, it would be interesting to work with a coach who proposes a more offensive style of play.
“It would be interesting if he came to Palmeiras. I would like to work with a coach who likes to attack, like Sampaoli, like Diniz. We won their games, but it was difficult to fit the mark. We also lost games against them by that “, concluded Felipe Melo.
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