October 7, 2022
Tricolor's corps of gringos uncover Crespo's dilemma and the directing must prepare a layoff list

Tricolor’s corps of gringos uncover Crespo’s dilemma and the directing must prepare a layoff list

Sao Paulo

The contractual status of three athletes must cooperate to be selected

Photo: Robbins Sherry/saopaulofc

Sao Paulo

Photo: Robbins Sherry/saopaulofc

The Tricolor do Morumbi team has a large group of foreigners in its squad. There are eight athletes competing for five places on the relevant list that Hernán Crespo is preparing for matches, this number is allowed by the regulation and for balancing technical options, with what is allowed, the task of analysis that the Argentine coach has to develop. You need accuracy, as you can’t count on everyone at your disposal for a match.

Crespo’s first test regarding his decision-making power took place in the last Soberano duel, against America-MG, although not counting Orejuela and Rojas, it was necessary to cut a foreigner, as there were six more available, and the chosen one was Gabriel Novaes. With the Uruguayan still a newcomer to Morumbi, the coaching staff deemed it best for the defensive midfielder to focus on his physical condition.

Those selected to face the Minas Gerais team are Galeano, Calleri, Rigoni, Arboleda and Benítez, and the only one who has not been sent off is the Tricolor No. 8 jersey. This Saturday, São Paulo will face Atlético MG in Morumbi, and with Rojas back, the roster will be subject to two pieces, With Orejuela returning in the upcoming rounds, three aliens will have to stay out of the lineups.

The situation bothers the direction of Tricolor, who is already designing layoffs among gringos, and is considering not having to deal with such a dilemma in the 2022 season. As for who should leave Morumbi, Rojas, Galeano and Benítez are the favorites. The contractual status of the trio helps speed up their expendable terms. Galeano and Benítez are on loan, while Rojas’ contract expires at the end of 2021. Information from Globoesporte.com