Tiago Nunes begins this Wednesday (15/11) work on the Botafogo. The new coach will have a week to work with the team until the game against Strengthon November 23rd, at Arena Castelão, the first of the five remaining Glorioso in the Brazilian championship 2023.
The program “SporTV Selection” discussed the mission that the new coach will have at Alvinegro. To the commentator Ana Thaís MatosNunes will need to focus on the psychological issue, after the team let victories slip away in a row.
– I think he has to bring a psychological and mental element, which is what Botafogo has been missing most. It’s a team that takes the lead, concedes draws, turnovers, and is conceding a lot of goals. The most important thing is to bring this and it is a very big challenge, it takes a very short time. The challenge is to bring confidence back to the players. Sustaining the top of the table for those who don’t have a ballast like this Botafogo squad is very difficult – evaluated Ana Thaís, who saw a fit with the style of play:
– There are some things similar to the work he had at Athletico-PR. He took on a team that had possession of the ball, but didn’t know what to do with it, that was built that way and conceded a lot of goals. He is a coach who likes a more vertical team, I think his style matches Botafogo’s tactical style.
Another commentator at the table, Jessica Cescon said that, in addition to the psychological part, Tiago Nunes will need to quickly resolve Botafogo’s defensive problem.
– What Botafogo needs today, in addition to the issue of trust, but not just the psychological issue, it needs some adjustments in tactical terms, especially in defense. Botafogo lost this defensive balance along the way – he stressed.
Jéssica also believes that Tiago Nunes will need support from management to implement his philosophy in the medium term. He signed a contract until December 2024.
– I think it’s an interesting attempt, Tiago is a guy who has a lot of knowledge about football, but has had difficulties implementing his way of thinking about football in clubs after Athletico-PR. He’s a guy who is committed to discipline not only on the field, but also in the environment, he changes the player’s day-to-day habits. To be successful in this, he needs support from management as a whole. The club has to understand his mentality and needs to be aligned with these principles. But this is thinking about the long term – he concluded.