Soccer

Caetano says he demands Atlético’s squad and denies the lack of acceptance of Kuka

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Director of soccer Rodrigo Caetano talks about the second at Atlico

“Cobra” was the key phrase in the press conferences given by coach Cuca and director of soccer Rodrigo Caetano after Atlico misplaced 1-0 to Ava this Saturday (17), in Resacada, for the twenty seventh spherical of the Brazilian championship.


The duo who command Gallo’s soccer confirmed that the squad is responsible for the poor outcomes of the season. The crew was eradicated from the Copa do Brasil and the Libertadores; in Brazil it occupies solely seventh place.

“At no time have the gamers lacked dedication, work, outrage or demand — ours and between them,” started Caetano, whose press convention was not scheduled. The dialog with reporters befell solely as a result of of the stumbling block in Santa Catarina.

“These issues keep in the dressing room, between 4 partitions. If sooner or later I come right here to say what I did and what occurred, as a method of defending myself, I lose all potential to steer. And I will not try this. Hit me, no drawback. It’s half of my job,” he continued.

“I’m additionally a giant half of these destructive outcomes, I don’t run away from accountability. But what we’ll do and work each day impacts us, as a result of that’s how we perceive that this second will flip,” added the supervisor, ready repeated by Kuka.

“Fans can relaxation simple on one level: the boys are loaded. And very loaded. Sometimes, much more than we will. Barely loaded. For me, for Rodrigo. We aren’t right here idly. he is completely happy, glad”, the coach identified.

“The accusations we make are inner. No one will expose an “A, B or C” participant right here. On the opposite: all of us lose, we lose collectively. And we nonetheless have 11 rounds to go, who is aware of, from the subsequent one in opposition to Palmeiras, to start out on the lookout for qualification for the Libertadores,” he concluded.

Ava x Atltico: images from the Brazilian match

I settle for Hook

Minas Gerais, Brazilian and Copa do Brasil champion for Atltico in 2021, Kuka left the membership in December. He returned in July this yr however the efficiency was not good. In ten video games there are two wins, 4 attracts and 4 defeats. In the interval, the crew was relegated from the Libertadores.

Faced with the poor efficiency, exterior rumblings started that Kuka would now not be accepted by the enjoying group. Rodrigo Caetano was requested about the matter and rejected the speculation.

“Hook has all the time been single-minded. He himself is aware of that it was the want of the board, my private want, of the collegial physique and of the president that he had not even left. Unfortunately he needed to depart resulting from private points (in December 2021). At the time we selected to alter the coach (in July 2022), there was no higher identify,” Caetano identified.

“The query of accepting or not accepting Hook should be faraway from the agenda of any dialogue. How did you win all the pieces final yr? Was it the reception? Normal. We cannot fear about wanting to manage the exterior. There isn’t any method, nobody is in management,” he continued.

“But in soccer, we generally pay little or no consideration to the play, the errors, the successes, the competence of the opponent, to attempt to discover justifications exterior the subject and the sport. This can also be regular. Let or not it’s very clear that the acceptance, admiration and belief in his work has all the time been there and it has been from the humblest worker to the one who runs the membership at present,” Caetano added.


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