February 1, 2023

“4-3-3 and Sandry Starter”; Odir sets Santos up and opens the game with three defenders


Newly arrived, Peixe’s coach is training with what could be the first team under him

Ivan Storte / Santos - Odir determines the starting line-up for Santos
Ivan Storte / Santos – Odir determines the starting line-up for Santos

Santos ended its participation in the Brazilian Championship without being vacant in the Libertadores and an unstable moment. In the last five rounds of the Brazilian Championship, there were three defeats, two of which were consecutive in the last rounds, one win and one draw. Thus, he finished the competition in twelfth place, eight points away from the group of eight, which was closed by Fortaleza, who lost to him in the last round.

With the end of the season, Alvinegro Praiano’s board of directors quickly acted behind the scenes to begin planning for the coming year. However, in recent days he announced Paulo Roberto Falcao as sporting director and quickly elected Oder Hellmann as coach of the team. Now, the new coach in Peixe is assembling his team.

After the first pre-season work, Odair has already determined what his first team could be for Santos and is training the tactical differences, even if he has absences. Felipe Jonathan, Rodrigo Fernandez and Dodi, the three who could be in the starting line-up next season, are still working individually and not available to the coach.

In the midst of this situation, the substitutes were, respectively, Lucas Peris, Sandri and Vinicius Zanusilo, in addition to the fact that Sotildo is noted in a different position, as an amateur, according to UOL Esporte. Odair always trained with a defensive line of four players, ranging from 4-3-3, 4-2-3-1 and 4-4-2, and initially had no intention of using formations with three defenders.