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The finals cement Dorival’s strategy of splitting Fla into A and B teams

Even with 19 matches with out defeat for Flamengo, Dorival Junior got here to listen to criticism. And that was not too long ago when he tied with Goyas and Ceara within the Brazilian championship. The cause? By sparing holders in these matches to prioritize Cups. However, the coach was agency in his strategy of not jeopardizing the probabilities of reaching the ultimate and with assured locations within the deciders he proved his strategy right.

The coach’s principle was that it was higher to have the so-called A and B teams bodily intact than a weakened and injured squad. Even the rematch towards Vélez Sarsfield (Argentina) within the semi-finals of the Libertadores and after shedding the primary leg 4-0, was taken significantly and with most pressure. The coach recalled ghosts from the previous and erred on the aspect of warning to place the Rubro-Negro of their third continental competitors ultimate within the final 4 years.

In addition to the chance to gather at the least two main titles, Dorival ensures the membership’s coffers a minimal prize fund of R$56 million, including to the quantities paid to the runners-up of every match. In the case of possession in each, the worth reaches R$ 142 million. In addition, if Flamengo are champions of each competitions, they may nonetheless qualify for the Supercopa Brasil and the Recopa Sudamericana.

However, the coach didn’t flip his again on the Brazilian championship, regardless of being 9 factors behind leaders Palmeiras. According to him, the nice problem that even affected him in deciding on the A and B teams was as a result of group’s poor begin within the competitors when it was nonetheless below the command of Portuguese Paulo Sousa.

“I would love everybody to grasp: the Brazilian, in contrast to the opposite competitions we take part in, didn’t rely solely and completely on Flamengo. We had opponents who had a big factors distinction and we scored vital factors towards a group that, for a lot of, wouldn’t have been Flamengo’s beginning group, however was the group liable for relegation inside the competitors. We cannot overlook that,” emphasised the coach.

After the derby towards Fluminense this Sunday (18), Flamengo could have an unprecedented ten days off for coaching till the match towards Fortaleza, on the 28, however all the pieces will undergo an evaluation:

“I feel we’re contemplating each attainable state of affairs. I simply need to warn you: the group is hostage to its outcomes. We may have a contest that ended within the first half of the yr, so we may end it near the Brazilian. It would not pose that a lot of an issue. Flamengo is the one group combating for the three competitions, admitting that the hole to the primary place [no Brasileiro] is critical and excessive. We ought to have been conscious and right down to earth in order that conditions like at the moment’s don’t escape us. [contra o São Paulo] or Veles. The result’s decided solely within the subject”.

Fla will play each attainable sport in 2022

A Flamengo fan would not even have time to overlook the group taking part in in 2022. With qualification for the Copa do Brasil ultimate assured — after a 1-0 win over Sao Paulo yesterday (14) — the Rubro-Negro will merely play as a lot as attainable matches within the season calendar, which reinforces Dorival Júnior’s warning.

At the beginning of the yr, the group performed within the Supercopa do Brasil as runners-up in Brazil from the earlier yr and misplaced the title to Atlético-MG. In the Campeonato Carioca, he additionally reached the ultimate and was crushed by Fluminense. In the Libertadores, that is already assured within the choice, in addition to within the Copa do Brasil. And within the Brasileirão, the 38 rounds will likely be performed. With this, the group could have performed in 77 video games by the tip of 2022.

In the so-called “new golden period” that started in 2019, Flamengo could have fewer video games performed than in 2021, with a whopping 87 matches, however this is because of final yr’s atypical calendar, which introduced collectively two seasons in a single as a result of coronavirus pandemic. There had been 58 video games in 2020 and 76 in 2019.

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