December 4, 2022

Pezzulano closes Cruzeiro team analysis: ‘Nothing else to assess’

Photo: Ramon Lisboa/EM/DA Press

Paolo Pezulano during Cruzeiro’s defeat by Guarani

Cruzeiro is working internally and consulting the market to anticipate the team’s regroupment in the first division next year. In the process, the club analyzed the second division champions. And according to coach Paolo Pezulano, his part of the current team’s assessment has been completed.


“I have nothing to evaluate. I see them every day, I watch training, I watch matches. Some of them played less, but I carry them with me every day. The only thing I can say is, stay or not, I am proud of the players I have this year”, the Uruguayan indicated, in interview after Cruzeiro lost 1-0 to Guarani This Tuesday (10/18), in Mineiro, for the 36th round of the Second Division.

“This is one of the most difficult decisions: when you get everything you have to get and some players have to leave. This is the most difficult for the coach, because a working team and a team were formed with the players, and that is why we got what we achieved”, continued Pizzolano, who wants to lead the team in 2023.

“These are very difficult decisions that we have to make, but I am very happy with all the players I have. I grew up with all of them. I had the opportunity to talk face to face with almost everyone. I don’t know if everyone, but with almost everyone I said something. And they are great people and professionals. So I don’t have anything else to evaluate, but the only thing I want to try is to put players into certain games and win for them.”

The last extension of the second division

Srie B’s champion, Cruzeiro still has two games a year. On the 27th (Thursday), at 7:00 pm, he will visit Novorzontino in Novo Horizonte, inside São Paulo, for the 37th round. Then, on November 6 (Sunday), from 18:30, he receives the CSA at “jogo da taa”.

In l, Pezzolano wants to give players more chances. Against Nofrisentino, for example, reserve goalkeeper Gabriel Mesquita must make his first appearance in Serie B, as the defending champion Rafael Cabral will have to be suspended for accumulating three yellow cards.

“I would be happy because the only player left to play is Gabriel Mesquita, because Rafael Cabral has three yellow cards. I’m glad everyone got chances on the field. It’s not easy. I was a player, and you want to have a chance field. I think everybody has chances. In the field – some less, others, but they got. ”