Stuffed with defense, something repeating this season, with doubt in defense and attack and extremely pressed, Vasco faces the Corinthians this Saturday at. 19.00 at Corinthians Arena in São Paulo, for the 35th round of the Brazilian championship in duel against closure to Series B.
The national team lost important points in the last rounds, after leading the lead, leading final goal against Grêmio (2-1 defeat) and Atlético-PR (1 to 1). Stupidly, Vasco prevented from being in a more comfortable situation. A defeat for Corinthians can return the team to the closure zone.
"Until the referee whispers, not only at the end. We must be very aware." Atletico-PR goal was a little chance, some of what we do not like, which is to keep the opponent in our area, "warned the coach Alberto Valentim .
Currently, the Carioca team is in 14th place and has 39 points, two before Chapecoense, which opens the group of four teams downgraded and one behind the Corinthians. Therefore, the importance of the duel to four rounds at the end of the competition.
Valentim lives with the impossibility of climbing important players since he took the lead of the team. For the duel in São Paulo, the coach Rildo and Ramon lost, injured and no longer need to play this year, and have eight confessions and two doubts.
The main question concerns the return of Maxi Lopez. The Argentinian reference in the throw and crucial with passport and goals while on the field led a deep cut in the right foot of the backlash of Grêmio and was absent in the last game. He spent the week with anti-inflammatory drugs to relieve the pain and at least put on the boot to work out. The club's medical department has announced that if the attacker has no pain he can play.
Valentine said he will wait Maxi Lopez to the end, like Werley. The defender has recovered from calf pain to the left, but has not yet confirmed his return. Goalkeeper Martin Silva, with the Uruguayan team, and midfielder Giovanni Augusto, can not play by contract. In return, Yago Pikachu returns from suspension and reinforces the team. The page / striker is the team's best painter in the 18-year season.
"It will combine a very big organization on the defensive side with what we call to not lose a breakdown. But there must also be an organized team that wants to play football. The balance is very important so you can win games and play well games, says Valentim.