May 25, 2022

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Marquinhos Santos explains why America-MG lost in the international competition

Marquinhos Santos explains why America-MG lost in the international competition

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After pressing throughout the match, Coelho is tired and suffers from a counter-attack in the last minutes

Murao Panda / America - Marquinhos Santos, USA coach - MG
Murao Panda / America – Marquinhos Santos, USA coach – MG

Effective, América-MG dominated the stats, but finished the match in Independencia with a 1-0 defeat to Guaraní-PAR. During the press conference, coach Marquinhos Santos insisted on emphasizing the technical superiority of his team. The team within 90 minutes, but regretted to miss the chances. Details were missing.

“The numbers show it. I think there have been a few games at the Libertadores level that the team have crushed as much and had the same volume as we did, with over 72% possession of the ball, 31 shots, against five opponents and about 420 assists against 180. A game of scale, presence of territory, but lacking in detail, and a bit of calm and effectiveness, so that we can leave victorious, with a calm score,” he said.

“This is the Copa Libertadores, this is football. I am not satisfied with the result, but I am happy with the team’s production.” With the defeat on Wednesday (23), Coelho will have to win by two goals next week, in Paraguay, to keep the dream of playing in the group stage of the international tournament. However, since there is no longer an away goal criterion in the competition, winning by goal difference takes the decision on penalties.

To get a positive result at Asunción, Marquinhos knows his team will need to be more efficient in completing plays. And the coach concluded, “Insisting, until next Wednesday, in making presentations so that we have greater effectiveness in this fundamental aspect, which is the main thing in football.”

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