Giuliano has space again. Alternating between reserve and starting positions throughout the season, the midfielder started to form a duo with Renato in the middle and became an undisputed starter. Mano spoke about the two yesterday, after the victory over Athletico.
Renato needs to be further ahead. If it’s not there, we don’t have arrival in the area. The team needs an offensive force to finish the plays. If Renato comes to set up all the time, who will arrive to complete the play? We have Yuri, Romero, Giuliano — who is also a midfielder — and no one else. There’s no point in arriving well in the final third if we don’t have the strength to complete the play. It’s important for Renato to be in this role, he defines it well, he has a lot of quality. What has changed compared to before is that Giuliano also has the ability to come and set up, we can share the responsibility. The important thing is to understand that, when one is setting up, the other has to arrive in the area
The defensive system gained solidity. In the last four games, Corinthians conceded just two goals — one against América-MG and one against Santos.
The organization generated a decrease in criticism from fans regarding the medallions Fábio Santos, Fagner and Gil. The two full-backs were spared in specific duels over the last month, while the defender assumed a decisive role in both defense and attack.
This has always been a Corinthians brand in recent years. We have been working a lot on this, because the defensive organization has to sustain the opponent’s pressure