August 15, 2022
Vitor Pereira criticizes Corinthians' stance on defeat, says victory in Mineiro 'mistaken'

Vitor Pereira criticizes Corinthians’ stance on defeat, says victory in Mineiro ‘mistaken’

this wednesday, Corinthians lost 2-0 to Atlético GuiananciAt the Antonio Accioli Stadium, in the first leg of the quarter-finals of the Copa del Rey. After the match, Vitor Pereira gave a press conference and spared no criticism of the team’s performance. According to the coach, the team lacked determination.

The explanation of this game is very simple. I saw a team (Atletico Guiananci) fighting in all duels, playing with the knife in their mouth, splitting all the shots. I think winning in Mineiro hurt us, because we didn’t fight for every ball, we weren’t faster and stronger. So, in the second leg, we have to play firmly that they came here, the knife is in our mouth, to keep our footing, we need aggression, we have to fight every ball as if it was the last, we said the technician emphatically.

Vitor Pereira reported Corinthians’ 2-1 win over Atletico Mineiro last Sunday. With the defeat on Wednesday, Timão needs to reverse a two-goal difference against Goiás in the second leg of the Copa do Brasil quarter-final, which will be played at the Neo Química Arena, on August 17.

The coach was honest when analyzing Wednesday’s game. Vitor Pereira stated that the team was not aggressive and that they lacked more determination in disagreements during the match. According to the Portuguese, it is necessary to take a different position to ensure qualification for the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey.

Now, from the point of view of aggression, determination, in the strife of every duel, in the strife of every show, that is what I did not like. We have to actually play in the next game, when we play against them, we have to go in with everything, play with the knife on the ball, play completely mentally and that will bring us something else. “Today we were not that team,” said the Corinthians coach.

Parque São Jorge returns to the field on Saturday, at 19:00, for the Brazilian Championship. At the Neo Química Arena, Timão faces the Botafogo team in the 20th round of the National Competition.

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