After the last round of the Brasileirão, the players from Athletico They took stock of 2023 and have already projected the next season. The athletes recognized that expectations were high, but that the year, without any significant title, ended up being frustrating.
O Eric steering wheel said that Furacão needs to learn from its mistakes and that early eliminations in the cups (Libertadores and Copa do Brasil) influenced the Brasileirão.
“Unfortunately, it was a season where our expectations were frustrated by two early eliminations in the cups and a very irregular campaign in the Brazilian Championship. It is important to learn from our mistakes. We don’t live on victories alone. May all athletes understand their responsibility in wearing this shirt We need to improve a lot to get back on top in the Brazilian Championship and in the cup finals”, he declared at a press conference.
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“We lacked a bit of reaction power. In my opinion, we have a very good squad, with athletes with vast CVs. We had a huge blow due to the eliminations in the cups. I thought that after the eliminations, we would focus on reaching the top of the Brazilian Championship , because there were teams playing two or three competitions. There was a little lack of care in some games and today was the reflection of a very difficult season. But we have to take it as a learning experience and come back stronger in 2024”, added Erick.
O goalkeeper Bento corroborated the midfielder’s statement and stated that the focus will be on the search for recovery and titles in 2024.
“It was frustrating. As I am more identified with the club, I end up feeling it even more than other players. We created a lot of expectations, yes, even last year, when we reached the Libertadores final. Sometimes, we create so much expectation and things don’t work out as we want. It was frustrating for us and for the fans. But we have to keep our heads up, because next year is a very important year for the club, it’s the centenary, and we’re going to look for titles in the competitions we’re going to compete in”, designed the number 1 shirt for journalist Monique Vilela’s channel.
Already the right-back Madson recalled that Athletico has management issues, such as hiring a new coach, to define. According to the player, good planning will be essential for a centenarian with better performances.
“It could have been a much better year. Expectations were very high, we had the intention of at least qualifying for one of these competitions. We ended up wavering at key moments. We have to reflect, each player, during the holidays, to see what we can do so that on the club’s centenary we win an important title for Athletico. Check with the board, the new commission that will come, so we can make excellent planning and fight at the top. In the Brazilian Championship, especially, we had a lot of draws, but there’s no way back It’s about planning 2024 so we can come back better and bring joy to the club and the fans”, concluded the full-back.
Athletico sets date for re-presentation in 2024
Athletico set the date for the cast’s representation in 2024. The players will perform again on January 6th (Saturday), with an eye on better achievements in the centenary year. The club gave the athletes a month’s vacation, who said goodbye to the season after the 3-0 defeat to Cuiabá, on Wednesday (6).
Next year, Furacão will compete in four competitions: Campeonato Paranaense, Copa do Brasil, Brasileirão and the South American Championship. The first commitment of the season will be the State Championship. The debut will be against Andraus, on January 17th (Wednesday), at 7pm, at Vila Capanema. See the table here.
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