“Climão” between Abel and Cuca is attention-grabbing
In a really totally different countdown, Palmeiras and Atlético-MG meet tonight (28), in Mineirao, at 21:45, for Brasiliao.
The match marks the primary time the 2 sides will meet once more in 50 days after a recreation that put coach Abel Ferreira, of Alviverede’s aspect, on the heart of a row with fellow Brazilians – and during which Kuka, coach of the Alvinegro membership, as a prop, on August 10, within the second leg of the quarterfinals of the Libertadores. However, the captain of the group from Sao Paulo is not going to be on the fringe of the sector in the present day, as a result of he will likely be punished.
For Palmeiras, the remoted leaders of the Brazilians, this Wednesday’s recreation is quantity 11 within the countdown that the membership hopes to finish with successful the nationwide title.
For Kuka, the confrontation is one much less within the record of video games that the coach imagines could possibly be his final as Atlético coach within the present passage. The coach has a contract till the top of the present season, and there is nonetheless no definition of his future on the head of the group.
“Atlético is near changing into SAF (Sociedad Anónima do Futebol). They may not even need me for 2023, with the unhealthy numbers the best way they’re. The numbers are horrible, truly. I’m not going to maintain these unhealthy numbers right here. stir the sweet and make it flip, they’ll cost me,” he stated at a press convention ten days in the past
After the elimination towards Palmeiras, Kuka managed simply two wins and two attracts within the six video games he performed below Gallo: a 44% success fee.
Abel Ferreira and Palmeiras have gained three, drawn 4 and misplaced simply as soon as in eight video games, with a 54% success fee, including the Libertadores and Brasileirao video games.
The dispute arose at a press convention
The controversy between Abel and Cuca arose as a result of the Portuguese claimed, with out irony, that Palmeiras managed to attract the second leg of the Libertadores 0-0, even with two males down – Danilo and Scarpa had been despatched off – as a result of Gallo’s coach made a strategic error: no assault Palmeiras from the central a part of their defensive subject.
“He had the wings on the skin, the 2 full-backs open, the defenders on the again however few gamers in our block. This was simpler for us to regulate,” the Portuguese stated on the time.
Days later, in an offended tone, Kuka would hit out at coach Alvivere, citing the coach’s matchday angle with the Libertadores after beating Coritiba for the Brazilian championship away from house 1-0.
“If defeat got here for them on this recreation, you needed the 2 sending offs, the six keeper falls in the identical nook, the coach not staying for penalties and so on. But while you win, the whole lot is good. Congratulations to Abel, congratulations to Palmeiras. Good luck. There, I stated it!” he stated on the time.
Colleagues got here out in protection of Kutsa
Abel’s speech drew a response from two Brazilian technicians.
“It’s a disgrace that the person says he is seen greater than Kuka. It’s a scarcity of respect,” stated Jorginho, then at Atlético-GO, now at Vasco.
Jorginho not preferred listening to from Abel that his group was good in assault however weak in protection after Palmeiras beat Atlético-GO 4-2 in Brasileirao on 16 June.
“You heard a category there final week that has to place folks contained in the block and you’ll be able to’t simply play exterior the block, so we’ll work on that,” Internacional’s Mano Menezes joked, referring to the Portuguese.
Days later, Mano would decelerate the episode, praising the Palmeiras coach throughout his look on the “Hoje Sim” podcast.
“Without making a comparability, I like what Palmeiras do Abel does extra, for my type of watching soccer, of understanding how a group ought to behave, the way it must be structured as a group. To title a group in Brazil, I believe the whole lot What is taking place with Palmeiras is very reasonable to the whole lot that is being performed each as a membership and as a construction,” he stated.
Abel fell silent, Hook softened his tone
Abel most popular to stay silent on the topic. To UOL Esportea member of the teaching workers stated that the Portuguese solely advised him that he had by no means fought an expert colleague and that it was not going to occur now.
Kuka, however, known as a press convention to throw a heat towel on the matter.
“I did not find out about Abel’s interview. The day we misplaced the sport, we bought up early. We did not even sleep effectively. We got here right here (Belo Horizonte) to attempt to set up in one of the best ways attainable a recreation towards Coritiba. And I did not stick with Abel’s press convention. He (the reporter) at that recreation, there in Curitiba, advised me in regards to the interview. I did not know in regards to the interview,” he stated.
“Abel, in lots of issues he stated, he is proper. When he stated I may solely assault the wings as a result of he was closed, that I needed to assault the backs of his midfielders, he is completely proper. That’s what I attempted with the Sasha, that is what I attempted with Nacho, however we did not discover that place,” stated Kuka, wanting to finish the matter.