Carlos Alberto also criticized the possibility of renewing Gabigol for five years
In recent years, Carlos Alberto ‘discovered’ the strategy to stay popular in the media: talking about Arrascaeta and Gabigol. Regarding the Uruguayan, the former player still hasn’t overcome the penalty he suffered in Zico’s Game of the Stars at the end of last year. However, this time, the retiree detonated Flamengo’s number 10. In an interview with ‘Charla Podcast’, the Serie B champion with Vasco made strong criticisms of the red-and-black athlete, including ‘cornetating’ the top scorer’s physical form.
— You are in the comfort zone. What is his segment? He is a soccer player. On Instagram it says ‘Lil Gabi, I’m an artist’. Gets lost (in the character). I don’t know if it will be renewed, five years, that will be bad. Make (a contract with) goals, meritocracy, so he has the objective of wanting to return to what he was. It’s very important to the story, but the things he did — said Carlos Alberto, before adding.
— But, what he’s doing today, what he does on the field, I’m about to talk about that, off the field I’m not talking about it. Everyone knows what they are doing, as long as they guarantee it. He is doing it outside and is not guaranteed on the field. You have to receive criticism — added Carlos Alberto.
— He’s chubby, he’s not agile. I’ve seen guys play up to 38 and do well. He’s not even 30. I have several Flamengo friends. Those who understand football say one thing, those who don’t understand say nonsense. ‘After Zico, he’s better’. There’s Adílio, Junior, Geraldo, Leandro… Look how many people there are. Him or Adriano, who is more important for Flamengo? Gabriel, by title but by identification, is Adriano — concluded Carlos Alberto, on ‘Charla Podcast’ shown on Tuesday (14).
At the end of last year, participating in the ‘Jogo das Estrelas’, promoted by Zico, Carlos Alberto took a pen from Arrascaeta. Since then, the former player has spent months talking about the dribble, defending himself, saying that the Uruguayan didn’t complete the feint. Furthermore, the former athlete ‘self-valued’, saying that he played more than the number 14.
Finally, it was even up to Gabigol. When Flamengo was eliminated from the Club World Cup, against Al Hilal (SAU), Carlos Alberto posted on social media, ironizing the defeat and provoking the attacker, remembering the intercontinental cup he won in his time in Porto (POR).
Gabigol became a reserve at Flamengo. Therefore, his last match as a starter took place in the first leg of the Copa do Brasil final, on September 17th, against São Paulo. Furthermore, the last goal scored took place on August 20, against Coritiba. Finally, the number 10 has not finished towards the goal in ten matches.
The player will not have the chance to redeem himself in Flamengo’s next commitment of the season. Expelled against Fluminense, Gabigol will serve a suspension against Red Bull Bragantino, on November 23, at Maracanã. Coluna do Fla broadcasts the confrontation live on YouTube. The ball rolls at 9:30 pm (Brasília time).