Next Wednesday (24), the Sao Paulo there is one more important duel in the season. So, the team commanded by Rogério Ceni faces the Flamengo, for the first leg of the semifinals of the Copa do Brasil, which takes place at the Morumbi stadium.
The starting lineup will not have the presence of defender Miranda, who was expelled in the quarterfinals against America-MG, last Wednesday. In this way, coach Rogério Ceni breaks his head to assemble the defensive system against Fla. Right after the duel against Santos, where he ended up being defeated by 1 to 0, in Vila Belmiro, Ceni did not rule out a change of scheme.
“We're going to make some choices, work in a line-of-four or play in the system we're more used to. Some cannot play the Copa do Brasil. Let's do an analysis”, said Rogério Ceni.
“Tomorrow we already have training. Many who train tomorrow are athletes starting the game against Flamengo. From their lineup against Palmeiras, we also have an idea of Flamengo's lineup, which should come with maximum strength to play with us”, continued Ceni.
Finally, the technician believes that there is favoritism of the Flamengo, being very difficult to reach the same level as the Rio team for the confrontation. In addition, he called the fans to help in the stands and warned that he was going to compete. In addition, he warned that Rubro-Negro has the best team in South America.
“Reaching the same level as Flamengo is difficult, but we will compete. We count on the support of our fans. As much as Flamengo has the best team in South America, we will try to play at home and achieve the best result we can for the second game at Maracanã”, he concluded.
Debuts by Argentines excite Rogério Ceni
On the night of this Sunday (21), the Sao Paulo was defeated by Santos, by 1 to 0, with the only goal scored by Lucas Braga in the first half. Even with the negative result, some players stood out in the match and caught the attention of the fans, as was the case of Nahuel Ferraresi, who made his debut.
The Venezuelan entered the field in a system of three defenders, with the player on the left side, playing with a “switched foot”, since he is right-handed. Right after the match, coach Rogério Ceni approved the debut of the number 44 shirt, highlighting his good marking and game construction.
“I really liked it, a player who has a good pass, good marking. Defense trio made a good mark today, Rafinha and Ferraresi were important, they played one-on-one and did the job. I enjoyed his debut”, commented Ceni.
Later, in the final stretch of the second half, the commander promoted the debut of another player signed during the last transfer window. Thus, Nahuel Bustos had the pleasure of playing for a few minutes with the tricolor shirt. Thus, Ceni spoke about the Argentine number 19, who arrived from Girona, Spain.
“Very small [participation], I cannot assess it. He competed a lot and had a ball from Igor Gomes on the second stick that he set for Calleri”, he concluded.
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