Corinthians finished second in the Brazilian league with a 1-0 win over Goiás on Sunday, with the same 25 points as leaders Palmeiras (but one more game). At the end of the game, Portugal boss Vitor Pereira complained about the lack of options (many players were injured) and responded to criticism that he had made too many changes in the starting XI.
Missing options: “I hope they don’t play my work. Let’s imagine this team that everyone idealises playing every game. Willian didn’t play every game and was out today. [ontem] There is a medical problem to solve. Joe is out. Let’s analyze this ideal team that everyone talks about. We had Renato (Augusto), he left with a muscle problem, he never played. We’re trying to manage it so it doesn’t become a mess, so it doesn’t get worse. Fagner injury: 11 away. João Víctor I don’t know how many games there are. Gill was also injured in a series of games. Fabio (Santos) too, about three games, I don’t believe it’s possible for him to play every three days, it’s not possible. “
Criticism for not repeating the same starting eleven: “Whoever brought up the conversation about finding a team to play all games was playing with me, playing my job, not seeing what was going on. If we didn’t have kids, Corinthians would have Fight for maintenance, but people don’t want to see the truth. They’re not in reality, at clubs, in training, they don’t analyse the game and have conversations. It’s playing my job. How satisfied would I be “Today when I have When I have to watch the next game and I hardly have anyone? We have to be honest because then the fans will be charging. “
Brazil is running out of time: “The calendar is like that. For me, every game has a competitive team and I need a bigger squad with players with a higher skill level. I look at some teams, the weapons are different. We can’t With anyone because they have more solutions than we do. I’ve done what I can. The club has done what it can…”
More on squad management: “We need Joao Victor, Junior Moraes, Willian, Paulinho… take a good look at our squad and see what solutions we have now. Don’t ask me. It’s not Honest. Someone who is more demanding of the team is playing my job and I can’t take it. We have to play with the versatility and training of the players due to our needs. Three days later. This rotation… …Honestly, I’m tired of hearing nonsense. If we don’t do this rotation, I want to see what team we have to play with. I want to see someone come here and make this team Play midweek. It has to be that way and be taken seriously.”