“It just depends on us. It was the first thing I talked about with our athletes. It’s not how it starts, but how it ends.” It was in this way that coach Ramon Menezes began the process of restoring the team’s confidence Brazilian Teamafter the 1-0 defeat to Paraguay, this Monday (5), in a game valid for the opening round of the decisive quadrangular of the Pre-Olympic Tournament.
The coach regretted the missed chances in the match and said that the team presented a repertoire to beat their rival. Now, he is betting on a comeback in the two remaining games until the end of the competition.
“We had the opportunity to kill the game, especially in the first half. We conceded a goal at a key moment, which couldn’t happen, which are the first five minutes and the final five minutes. Now it’s time to correct it and try to do what I said. We have two matches. It’s about trying to improve”, said the coach.
After the defeat in the debut of the decisive quadrangular, the Brazilian team returns to the field on Thursday, to face Venezuela. The final round takes place on Sunday, and the opponent will be Argentina.
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Captain Andrey Santos said that the time is now to seek confidence and focus on training to achieve the objective of classification. Brazil needs to win its two commitments to secure the place without depending on other results.
“It wasn’t what we wanted. When it comes to Brazil, we always want to win. But let’s lift our heads and rest, because this game is over. We have to work hard to think about the game with Venezuela”, said the athlete.