Flamengo did not have a good start to the season. In this sense, when he was still commanded by the Portuguese coach, Paulo Sousa, the Mais Querido accumulated failures, such as the loss of Carioca, the Supercopa do Brasil and a bad start in the Brazilian. In this way, president Rodolfo Landim, in an interview with the “ESPN” channel, spoke about the club’s former coach.
— Paulo, he had his convictions. What I could understand was that he had a game plan and he wanted our players to adapt to this model. I believe this ended up not working. I see that when we are very successful, it is because of the freedom to leave our athletes in the positions where they can produce better.said the Rubro-Negro president.
— So, I saw that the players even had difficulties in understanding what Paulo Sousa wanted to propose to the team. That in conversations was clear. Sometimes it even happened to put players in positions which were not natural for some players, who tried to fit in but failed. There was a process of training and adaptation to see if the scheme would work and it ended up not working. Then it became very clear that we needed a change.he concluded.
Finally, nowadays, under the command of Dorival Júnior, Flamengo found the best football and showed that the board’s decision was right. As a result of the great moment, Mais Querido is in the semifinals of the Copa do Brasil and Libertadores and still plays in the Brazilian, currently in second place.
Taken from: Diario do Fla