The Sao Paulo director talks to ESPN about Lucas and possible new signings, assesses the market and takes a shot at going so long without a title
Carlos Belmonte, Sao Paulo’s director of soccer, gave an unique interview to Sport Centeroffers ESPN
A couple of days earlier than the official debut of Sao Paulo throughout the season 2023vs Ituanoin Morumbi, for the first spherical of Paulista Championshipsubsequent Sunday (15), from 18:30 (from Brazil), Carlos Belmontedirector of soccer at the membership, gave an enlightening interview to ESPN.
This Thursday (12), throughout the Sport Centerthe supervisor talks about a number of subjects, together with the market for the tricolor ball and even the membership’s methods for successful back-to-back titles this season.
On the membership’s strikes in the switch window, Belmonte mentioned Sao Paulo are nonetheless on the lookout for reinforcements in two positions, left again and assault. And the chief even began negotiations for the attacker David like International.
“David is a request from Rogerio (Seni) who has already labored with him cruisethen on Strengthhowever now we have our choices. We have reached our restrict when it comes to Internacional, who’ve each proper to do no matter they need to the athlete who’s theirs. We did what was inside our means, if he finally ends up going to Red Bull Bragantino or coming to Sao Paulo, the supply is on the deskhe started to say.
“If it wasn’t for David, it is a place that we expect wants one other striker, a sturdy striker, as a result of now we have Callery. Although David isn’t a central striker, Rogerio mentioned that in case Calleri leaves or is absent, he shall be in a position to adapt our taking part in format with David additional ahead. David is, sure, what we would like, but when not, we expect we’d like one other central striker, with traits related to Calleri’s, a participant who holds the ball a lot, who holds up, who offers time to our gamers to adapt,” he continued.
“And the different place that we’re adapting and we’ll consider a lot now all through the Paulista championship is the left wing as a result of we had Wellington and Reinaldo, Reinaldo left, Wellington has to begin the season as a starter and we’re transferring Liziero, who has been taking part in at the base on the left, wing and even wing a few instances, however not a straightforward re-adaptation for a participant who has performed in the center for a long time. Now we’ll analyze this place, Liziero, the under-20 Patrick himself, who’s at the core and has been a choice for a long time, we will even make an evaluation. These are the two positions we glance at extra at this time. In the remainder of us, we expect the solid is virtually locked in for this season. Of course, if in the center of the yr now we have departures, we can have to have replacements”, he concluded.
Another identify that’s all the time related to Sao Paulo is the striker Lucas Moura, who leaves Tottenham. Regarding the chance of repatriating the “bride” from Cotia Belmonte revealed this Julio Casares, the president of the membership, is all the time in touch with the participant, however believes that at this time a possible return is sophisticated. And the chief justified it.
“In truth, Lucas is a participant with a big historical past in Sao Paulo, clearly an idol of our followers, and the president Julio Casares talks to Lucas nearly each month. There is the following scenario with Lucas: when he decides to return to Brazil, Sao Paulo desires to be the first workforce to be consulted and now we have mentioned this with Lucas, he has that need. And from there, look at the prospects if we will, the second Lucas decides to come again to Brazil, to give you the chance to convey him again to Sao Paulo, which is each fan’s dream,” he mentioned.
“But at this level, the final conversations we have had with Lucas, we all know that at the finish of the season, in the center of the yr, he is now not at Tottenham, however the data he has is precisely that, his and his household’s want is to keep at least another season in Europe, at least that is what Lucas and his household need. We will wait, we’ll all the time speak to Lucas, now we have a relationship with him, so we’ll all the time watch out, we’ll speak and the second he desires to return to Brazil, clearly, whether it is inside our prospects, it can all the time be a nice pleasure for us in Sao Paulo Lucas is again, however at this second we expect the scenario remains to be very far, he has half a yr left on his contract with Tottenham and then the need to keep one other yr in Europe. But we’ll speak, if he decides to return to Brazil early, Sao Paulo followers can make sure that Sao Paulo shall be in the battle for Lucas.”
“Let’s strive to preserve the billing rule”
Without successful titles since 2021, when it lifted the Paulista Cup, Sao Paulo is attempting to erase the disappointment of final season, through which the workforce completed second in the state and in Copa Sudamericana. And Belmonte has revealed how Tricolor intends to change that situation to relaunch the champion’s shout in 2023..
“TWe have to make certain the athletes get what they bargained for. This is how we’ll work. Let’s strive to preserve the charging rule, whether or not in the athletes, the technical committee, the board or in our complete physique there, a greater rule. I all the time say: Sao Paulo can not go 10 years without successful titles. In truth, for my part, Sao Paulo can not go two years without successful at least one title. So this time now we have to comply with this yr. Last yr two finals, no title, however a very aggressive workforce, very properly composed by Rogério Ceni. I’m certain that this yr we’ll keep this degree of competitors and, God keen, we’ll attain a title“, mentioned.
Finally, the supervisor additionally gave his private opinion on the chance of São Paulo changing into SAF (Sociedade Anônima do Futebol) in the future, in addition to rivals in Series A Botafogocruise and Basque.
“I’ll give a private reply, not a managerial one. I feel it is a path that everybody will take at some level, I feel you do not have to be the first on it and you do not have to be the final. The second factor you want to do is do your homework first so you might be valued for what you might be value. That is, it doesn’t make sense to take a workforce in debt and do SAF, as a result of then you’ll do it at a worth a lot decrease than your worth, at first it can look spectacular, sensational, cash will come, however upfront there shall be a worth. So what I feel: you want to do your homework, scale back your debt, be absolutely adjusted in that sense, then consider and then see if it is going to stick or not. Of course, passing by means of the board, by means of the management of the accomplice and the fan of Sao Paulo. I feel it is an inevitable path, and it higher be inevitable. But I feel you do not want to rush, you need the high quality, the superb situations to put this on the desk at some level and focus on it.”
Belmonte acknowledges that SAF is a “path that may be adopted,” however factors out, “You have to do your homework first.”
The chief factors out that debt reduction wants to be “valued” in the proper approach