Flamengo managed to raise the level of football presented under the command of Dorival Júnior and yesterday (31) gave another example of its strength against Vélez Sarsfield, by thrashing Argentina 4-0 in the first game of the Libertadores semifinal. For Mauro Cezar Pereira, in addition to the work done by the coach, he also has in his favor a squad that is more full-bodied compared to what all predecessors had since 2019.
At Live from Mauro Cezarat the UOL channelthe journalist cites the signings that Flamengo made and the pieces that Dorival has to assemble the team as a very relevant factor for what he is achieving at the moment.
“It’s a team, it’s not just a matter of players, the Flamengo team is very different, if you take Flamengo at the beginning of the year, they didn’t have goalkeeper Santos, Rodinei was already a starter with Paulo Sousa, David Luiz and Léo Pereira did not form the defense, the defender had Rodrigo Caio, who later got injured, then Pablo arrived, Fabrício Bruno arrived, he is a full reserve defender who is playing directly in the Brazilian Championship”, says Mauro Cezar.
“Flamengo didn’t have Ayrton Lucas, who is joining the team also to rest Filipe Luís and he can perform more, João Gomes, Thiago Maia, Everton Ribeiro and Arrascaeta, these were already in the squad, but now Vidal has arrived, Cebolinha arrived, then Flamengo had several signings and many changes in the squad, Marinho at the beginning of the year, so the squad is much more robust, Dorival has a squad that no other coach has had since Abel Braga there at the beginning of 2019 “, complete.
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Mauro Cezar: ‘Flamengo should play the Brazilian stronger offensively’
With the spot in the Copa do Brasil and Libertadores, Flamengo has commitments for the Brasileirão, in which it pursues Palmeiras, which is the current leader with seven points of advantage. For Mauro Cezar, the results in the first leg against São Paulo and Vélez Sarsfield allow Dorival Júnior to reinforce the so-called B team, which plays the championship with straight points.
“Team B, now that Flamengo has an advantage in both qualifying competitions, should play the Brazilian stronger offensively, with Pedro or Gabigol. so Gabigol should start on Sunday and Pedro should play with Cebolinha against Vélez, for example. I think you have to think about it, to mix a little more, the advantage over São Paulo and Vélez is very good, especially about Vélez”, he concludes.
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