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Rafinha analyzes São Paulo's defeat and regrets the result: "The team did well"

Rafinha analyzes São Paulo's defeat and regrets the result: "The team did well"

This Sunday (21), the Sao Paulo lost to Santos, by 1 to 0, at the close of the day's games valid for the Brasileirão, in Vila Belmiro. The goal of the match was scored by Lucas Braga, still in the first stage, after a cross by Soteldo.

As a result, Tricolor Paulista lost a great opportunity to get closer to the top squad, in the fight for a place in the G6 of the national competition. It is worth remembering that the team commanded by Rogério Ceni still competes in two other competitions, which, in case of conquests, give direct vacancies to the Copa Libertadores of America, they are the Copa do Brasil and the South American.

Shortly after the game against Peixe, right-back Rafinha, who, in addition to being a starter and captain, played as a defender on the right in a line with three defenders, revealed that there is a lot of difficulty in maintaining himself on three fronts in the season. But, even with the setbacks, the team goes all out for the Brazil Cupil.

– We had a great game. They reached the goal once and did it. It's sad. We couldn't put the ball in - declared Rafinha.

– We have a decision on Wednesday and we are going with everything. It's not easy to play in three competitions. The team did well – finished the side.

Asian Sao Paulo returns to the field next Wednesday (24) to face Flamengo, at Morumbi stadium. As a result, the duel will be valid for the first leg of the semifinals of the Copa do Brasil, with the decision remaining only for the 14th of September, at the Maracanã stadium.

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Ceni analyzes result

Asian Sao Paulo had a good improvement in the second stage. In short, the team behaved with more offensive actions and gave little space to the opposing team. But, Rogério is worried about the fact that the team has not been able to swing the nets, even with superiority.

– We built well, we did the triangulations on the sides, everything was right, but when we got inside the area, we lost the team. In the first half, that of Igor Gomes, Nikão was free, but he made the wrong choice. We valued the ball a lot today, we could have defined the plays earlier. Second half was very good, I thought it was very good, but we couldn't score the goals, that's what worries me the most – indicated the São Paulo captain.

The Tricolor Paulista is the only one next to the Flamengo which is disputing three competitions in parallel. In this way, the team is in Brasileirão, semifinals of Copa do Brasil and the Copa Sudamericana. For the coach, it is not possible to know if the squad will withstand the sequence.

– Team for three competitions? Let's find out now in the rest of the year. I couldn't end up with ten players on Thursday and repeat the guys here. There's no way - said Ceni, referring to the 2-2 draw with América-MG on Thursday (18), in Belo Horizonte (MG), a result that classified Tricolor in the main national knockout.

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