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Pezzulano praises Cruzeiro's defenders: 'Fast, aggressive and know how to play'

Pezzulano praises Cruzeiro’s defenders: ‘Fast, aggressive and know how to play’

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Eduardo Brock moved from a safe defender with Pizulano

Coach Paolo Pezulano adopted Cruzeiro’s three-quarters tactical scheme and managed to create a formation that left the team offensively and at the same time safe defensively. The Uruguay captain said it was only possible to use a line with three defenders because there were fast and aggressive players at the back.

Pezzolano praised his defenders. “The most important thing about playing with the back line is the aggressiveness of the defenders. We have this quality in defenders today so we can play in the back line. We have fast, aggressive defenders who know how to play with the ball. Right? “I don’t have this quality as a defender, I find it very difficult,” he said. .

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“The board knows what we need for the game model we want. If you have aggressive and fast defenders, the opponents will try to play behind the backs of the defenders. But the defenders are very strong in duels, and they are not one-to-one, which is not very easy for the opponent.”

to match against VascoHey Sea trip Defender Eduardo Brock, who picked up his third yellow card in the 2-0 win over Blanc, lost and was suspended. The duel against Rio de Janeiro will take place on Sunday (12), in Maracan, for the twelfth round of the tournament. series b.

Without Brock, coach Paolo Pezulano could use the impromptu right-back Giovanni Jesus in defense and maintain the scheme with three defenders. Another option is to use the defensive line by four, and change the layout to 4-4-2 or 4-2-3-1.

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The Uruguay coach includes defender Mateus Silva in the squad, but he prefers not to use it. He has not entered the field since March 19, when he lost to the Petrosinense (2-1), at Campionato Mineiro.

Defender Wagner Leonardo in the medical department is recovering from a strain in his right thigh.