Commentator highlights Botafogo’s ‘higher level of imposition’ against smaller teams and sees Artur Jorge as an ‘interesting alternative’

Commentator highlights Botafogo’s ‘higher level of imposition’ against smaller teams and sees Artur Jorge as an ‘interesting alternative’
Commentator highlights Botafogo’s ‘higher level of imposition’ against smaller teams and sees Artur Jorge as an ‘interesting alternative’
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O Botafogo beat Boavista again, guaranteed the Rio Cup and won a place in next year’s Copa do Brasil. More than that, he used the period to prepare and strengthen his squad for the rest of the season. On the “Redação SporTV” program, commentators cited Alvinegro’s evolution.

– Of course, Botafogo is more stable, has recovered, but this whole process had opponents with a low level of demand. The games against Bragantino were competitive, but not brilliant, for either side. There was an imposition of a player, Júnior Santos was impactful. Botafogo gained time to prepare, Rafael returned to play, Luiz Henrique… Yesterday’s game as a competition was decided from the first match, it was much more observation – he declared Carlos Eduardo Mansur.

– The main thing is to compare what Botafogo did with this level of confrontation before and what they started to do with this same level of confrontation. If you look at what he did against small teams before, he was at a level, with Fabio Matias It was another level, a greater level of imposition, even when playing without a starter. The balance is very positive. Apart from the issue of invincibility, because that’s where the level of the opponents comes in, but they played away against Bragantino, qualified for the group stage of the Libertadores, recovered players, managed to approximate last year’s style – he praised Rodrigo Coutinho.

Coutinho also analyzed the possible arrival of Arthur Jorgefrom Braga, and classified it as “an interesting alternative”.

– It’s impossible to say, only time will deny or confirm, that it was a transition, because I don’t know if Artur Jorge will continue the things that Fabio Matias did. I was able to watch some Braga games with him, mainly in the Champions League and two in the Portuguese league, in a very restricted universe. My feeling was that of a very offensive team, with many players in front of the ball, attacking the area, but defensively unbalanced, conceding many goals and counterattacks. This when working at Braga, in another context, does not mean that it will be the same at Botafogo. It caused difficulties for the opponents, but it offered spaces and was an overly exposed team. But he did a good job. It’s an interesting alternative, I wouldn’t say that Botafogo made such a risky alternative – concluded Rodrigo Coutinho.

The article is in Portuguese

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