Ceni does not see the team ready and starts 2023 without a filter

Rogério Ceni’s first interview in 2023 went past making an attempt to finish the cleaning soap opera by hiring Lucas Moura and asking for 3 reinforcements that may permit for a extra balanced squad in order that Sao Paulo can “compete nearer to the greatest”. For kind of 40 minutes in entrance of journalists at CT da Barra Funda, the coach gave messages, complained and firmly positioned himself on numerous matters that pique the curiosity of followers at the begin of the season.

  • Rogerio Ceni stated a few of the six reinforcements for 2023 had been not named by him. The coach had a hand in the arrival of Jagson Mendes, Alan Franco and Wellington Rato. Marcos Paulo, Pedrinho and Rafael had been described as “managerial bets”.
  • As for Rafael, amongst others, the Sao Paulo coach confirmed discomfort at the problem of taking three goalkeepers into the squad who’re of their prime and “hungry to play”. Rafael is 33, Felipe Alves is 34 and Jandrej is 29. Cheney did not suppose one other identify was wanted for the place, not like the board, and there are criticisms of Rafael’s play.
  • Ceni does not think about the Sao Paulo squad ready for 2023. He expects to signal a left-back, a heart ahead and a winger. The coach bought Pedrinho and Rato for the sector, however he thinks that the former is extra of a dribbler and the latter has a extra rhythmic recreation. The concept is for the subsequent reinforcement to be a sprinter with bodily power and sprinting, traits he sees in David.
  • Sao Paulo dispute David’s signing with Red Bull Bragantino. Internacional needs monetary compensation for the mortgage, however Tricolor is unwilling to pay. Seni anticipated David and nudged the board: “If they discover a cheaper answer and pretty much as good or higher than David, logically the board might be revered.”

São Paulo CEO Rui Costa adopted the complete interview with Rogério Ceni sitting in the entrance row. They exchanged glances at numerous instances, together with throughout pushes from the coach to the backboard. One of the factors was the query of the extra of foreigners in the forged. There are eight and solely 5 may be listed in nationwide tournaments.

Ceni sees managing foreigners as a problem for 2023. The justification is that Calleri does not have a reserve and three of the 4 predominant defenders are out of the nation, which already limits the choices for technical choice because of the wants of the team. At the time, the coach checked out Rui Costa, a gesture that was repeated at different instances – together with some constructive ones when he praised the discount of the wage by R$20 million to R$25 million a 12 months, in addition to the cost of the money owed with the gamers.

“I’m promoting actuality. I do not say what the followers need to hear,” stated Rogerio Ceni. The coach was requested about the objective of titles for the season and solely promised that the team might be aggressive. In this reply, he talked about Vasco and Bahia, led by the SAF and paying dearly in reinforcements, in addition to the investments of Botafogo, Flamengo, Fluminense and Corinthians. He even talked about Santos, who managed to signal a participant he was eager about, Colombian Mendoza from Ceará.

We rent modestly and consider in teamwork. That’s going to be the place we attempt to outdo ourselves.”

Ceni throughout a press convention

Image: UOL

The normal impression is that even with reinforcements, Rogerio Ceni is beginning 2023 with complaints and the proprietor of honest solutions and positions on the ambitions of São Paulo, without promoting illusions. Last 12 months the predominant matters of criticism had been construction, lack of session on forged adjustments and lack of recommendation. Apart from the structural half, little has modified to date.

On the different hand, the coach appeared in higher spirits on this first public show of 2023.. Although he arrived in the interview room out of breath, sweaty and impatient, when he interrupted the second query to speak about Lucas Moura, Ceni was disarmed throughout the interview and joked at numerous factors.

  • When he stated that the journey to Brazil throughout his trip in the United States was already deliberate and that due to this fact it was not a sacrifice to satisfy with the CT board, Ceni complained about the value of airplane tickets and laughed at journalists and officers. “You must get financing to purchase a ticket at the final minute.”
  • When citing Suarez’s signing from Gremio, he stated he was taking “two sticks a month”.
  • When he stated he wished to rent David even with the excessive sums concerned, he stated “if Lucas Moura agrees for that sum, we settle for it”.
  • In the final reply, Ceni smiled when he stated in a Spanish accent the full identify of the Ecuadorian defensive midfielder Méndez, his predominant indication for 2023: Jhegson Sebastián Méndez.

All the whereas, Ceni tried to point out that he appreciated the reinforcements and adjustments in the forged, however nonetheless ready for extra gamers. Amidst so many adjustments, he believes it’s not potential to say that Sao Paulo starts 2023 with the face of the coach. “We’re getting it collectively” was the response from the professional, who might not have radically modified his temper and speech, however has promised a extra constant team in protection than final 12 months and appears much less idealistic about the potential to carry out on the pitch.

After 40 minutes, Rogério Ceni swallows a glass of water in a few secondsgreeted Rui Costa with a pat on the again and left the interview room without leaving something unsaid.

Sao Paulo make their Campeonato Paulista debut this Sunday (15). The problem is in Morumbi, at 18:30 (Brazil time), towards Ituano.

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