a saints He did not progress to the final stages of Campeoanto Paulista for the second year in a row. Even worse, he made it to the last round, for another season, fighting to not be relegated to the state.
The victory over Ogua Santa 3-2, last Saturday, at Villa Belmiro, saved the team from falling in Paulistao, but did not reduce the internal and external demands to improve the squad. exactly the contrary. The final whistle sparked a string of criticism from the stands. Many of them were directed to President Andres Rueda.
Fans asked for players to form a team that would make it possible for Santos to be champions once again. At the same time, the austerity policy adopted by the Peixe representative, focusing on paying off debts, which left football in the background, is also the target of criticism.
Demand for a more qualified team, with reinforcements that can help younger players, He was also endorsed by the captain of the team, Joao Paulohighlighting the need for a more regular group.
– The board will have to move to get the important pieces. Our group is very small, and we will solve some games, but not all. Football demands regularity – said the goalkeeper.
Andres Rueda, President of Santos – Photo: Pedro Ernesto Guerra Azevedo / Santos FC
The Santos Board of Directors is looking for names that can bring more experience to the cast. However, negotiations have not progressed yet. Among the main reinforcements will be right-back Bayran Castillo, who is now at Barcelona de Guayaquil. Peixe opened talks to hire the athlete, who had been nominated by Fabian Bustos, but the Ecuadorean side rejected Santos’ first move.
Recently, the club Make an appointment with left winger Emmanuel Martinezalso from Barcelona de Guayaquil, plus Negotiations with striker Brian Angulocurrently in Cruz Azul, Mexico.
In parallel, Bixe held talks with Sao Paulo in order to exchange players between clubs. Santos has shown an interest in midfielders Luan and Chi Chi. The first was already rejected by Giulio Casares, the representative of Tricolor. The second is on loan to Atlético-MG until May this year and could move to Santos after that time..
Other names have been speculated. They include midfielder Fernando Sobral from Ceará, midfielder Agustin Almendra from Boca Juniors and Alisson, who is now at Al Hazem from Saudi Arabia. For coach Fabian Bustos, this is not the time to make bets to complete the team.
– All the players that we are talking about and that we are talking about are in common agreement with everyone. We need the players to come and put on the starting shirt. To bring in a player to complete the team, we complete the youth club. We have played with many boys, and they are very good. Here come players of a very good level. But we have to help the experienced players, who absorb the pressure, who give freedom to the youngsters, said the coach.
The speech was also repeated by the CEO of Football, Edo Dracina. At the start of the year, the manager said he believed the Peixe team would be more competitive than it was in 2021. After another disappointing campaign at Paulistão, Dracaena changed his tone and said he hoped Santos would “wake up” so he could be where he deserves to be.
Santos is too old to fight for the third time so as not to fall. I hope we wake up to put Santos where he deserves it, always fighting for championships and titles. Within that, we had a meeting this week to map the market. We have some names on the table for the president, along with the board of directors, so we can strengthen our team, and give support to these boys who are now coming in with a lot of talent. I hope that the Board of Directors, the President, the Commission and we here can get these reinforcements in as quickly as possible, so that we don’t go through the suffocation we’ve been through.
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