With the leadership at risk, should Botafogo change command to create a new factor in the final stretch of the Brasileirão? Columnists Julio Gomes and Danilo Lavieri defended UOL News Sport that Glorioso needs to go into despair mode to get out of line.
Julio: ‘If I were in despair at Botafogo, I would even call Luxa’
The players chose Lúcio Flávio, it’s up to them. The pressure is off for Botafogo, the fans now see the team as having no chance of becoming champions, but if Botafogo beats Grêmio tomorrow, everything changes. If Flamengo and Palmeiras draw today and Botafogo wins tomorrow, it’s a round that can still make Botafogo dream, what we can’t do is visualize this victory with the team as it is playing and with the lack of leadership. Botafogo needed to change the lead, but in the middle of a week with games against Grêmio and Bragantino, how will they do it? I’m not going to go into Cuca’s persona, but I’m going against the tide of Cuca not being the ideal coach, because apathy took over Botafogo. Is Cuca a bit of an arsonist? Yes, but I think Botafogo really needs a firebrand. Maybe it will go completely wrong, but the wrong is already happening, he needs something to change the dynamics of apathy and this lack of leadership that is plaguing the club at the moment. And Cuca is the Brazilian champion, his work usually takes a while, but if I were at Botafogo I would be so desperate that I would even call ‘Pofexô’ for being stupid. Anything Botafogo does could be better than the current dynamic, which is to finish the championship in sixth. Julio Gomes