THE BALL – “I would like them not to play with my work” (Corinthians)

During the press conference after the 1-0 victory over Goiás, Vítor Pereira, the Portuguese coach who manages Corinthians, did not hide his anger at the criticism leveled at him, in particular for the fact that he made changes from game to game. .and rotate the team or, using the Brazilian term, turn.

“What I would like is for them not to play with me and my work. But let’s see this team that everyone idealizes to play in every game: William was absent and was dismissed because he has a muscular problem to solve, Jô is absent, Renato left today with muscular problems and we took careful to manage so that it does not become even worse than what I already have in my hands at the moment. Fagner was injured 11 away games. Gil got injured today because he had to play a series of matches without stopping. João Víctor was injured. Anyway, whoever talks about finding a type of team must be kidding me, they can’t, because they don’t have their eyes on their face and they don’t see what’s going on. If we had no children, the Corinthians would fight for relegation [permanência], but people don’t want to know the truth. I hear the conversation there, pá, pá, pá, pá, pá… I play the team like three games in a row and I have injuries. I’m down to earth, I like the truth. How satisfied should I be if I have a game in three games and have almost no players. I play two or three games with the same player and he gets injured. We must be intellectually honest. The supporters are then deceived and arrive with demands that they cannot have, period, “said Vítor Pereira, visibly annoyed by questions from the Brazilian press, once again, around the rotation of the workforce.

“I’m a little tired of hearing things that make absolutely no sense. If we didn’t do this roulette, if we didn’t have the kids ready to join us, what I would want is for one of these experts to come here and sit in this place and form a team of type, heavyweight players, I don’t not even know how you say generally. Instead of appreciating what is done, it is said that it never defines a team. Children play, they make mistakes, but they try to help. Type team? Do you think I want to be here to move and move and move the team? I am a stabilization coach. In the next match, which striker will play? Roger took the third yellow. Giovane or Felipe will play, another kid, here he is,” added the Portuguese coach.

Asked about a possible different choice of attacking trio, Vítor Pereira said: “These are tactical questions that took all night to explain, explaining why I play one way and not another… a little more of firewood, how should I do? Playing with all the attacking assets, in addition to being able to unbalance the team, then we want to continue playing in their midfield and we cannot, as we have seen today.”

Vítor Pereira also left a warning: “The schedule is what it is, that’s what we have, and to have a competitive squad in every game I needed a much bigger squad. The weapons are different compared to other clubs and we cannot compare the incomparable, with other opponents who have what we do not have. I did what I could and I don’t have to. The club has done what it can and it doesn’t take more. Reality slaps us with truth. I want a left winger and I don’t have it. I have to put the Python. It’s not to be here with blue, blue, bluedeceive people and fans.

When asked if he had given the club management a list with names to reinforce the ninth position, the coach reacted as follows: “The club knows perfectly well that we have problems. We already had a lot more solutions, we started the championship with a lot more solutions. look at him listing [plantel] with which we started and the current one. The club will do its best. As for lists, I’m not one to deliver lists. These are the internal affairs of the club. We bite at the front of the championship, with all the limits we have, so don’t come to me with requests that have no place.”

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