early elimination of Vasco at Brazil Cupafter Loss on penalties to Juazeirenseas a severe blow to Cromaltino in the midst of a reconfiguration and regroupment of the team with the aim of a new attempt to return to the elite of football Brazilian. Team coach Zi Ricciardo tried to “pick up the pieces” after the opposite result and said, “Not everything will be flowers.”
“We have a very committed group working a lot. They knew it was a difficult year and reconstruction. Not everything would be rosy for us. Unfortunately, we left the second stage of the Copa del Rey. [em Juazeiro-BA] It is not easy. The other big clubs have been here and had a hard time too. We have to keep working, there is no other way. We have to believe in what we plan. “It will work at the end of the year,” the coach said.
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Even after only three months on the job and having practically assembled a new team, Ricardo’s costume is already beginning to suffer from the first signs of stress, something that naturally heals:
“Working at a big club is always a pressure. When the result doesn’t happen, there is pressure. We knew in this return to the club it would be a very big challenge. Goal of the year, which is to return to Serie A”.
Ze Ricciardo admitted that Vasco is analyzing potential reinforcements, but prefers not to delve into the topic so as not to cause inconvenience to players who are already part of the team.
“The whole big club should be looking to strengthen itself. I don’t feel comfortable talking about that now, after all, they are names that are spoken internally. We try to give more weight, bring in players who can come in and play. I have to pay tribute to the group here. He bought the idea of \u200b\u200bmoving to the First Division. If you start talking about athletes who are not here, it can be negative, “he justified.
After a 1-1 draw in regular time with Juazeirense – goals from Bruno Nazário of Cariocas and Nildo Petrolina of Bahian – Vasco was eliminated from the second stage of the Copa del Rey on penalties 4-2.
Cruzmaltino now turns the key to Campeonato Carioca, where on Sunday (13) he will host Resende, in São Januaro (RJ), already seeded for the semi-finals. The match will be important to determine the final classification of the team in the Guanabara Cup and to know the opponent in the decisive stage for the state.
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