It ended up that one of the biggest beneficiaries of the suspension of Botafogo x Athletico-PR and continued this Sunday, due to electricity problems, it was the Fortaleza. The Ceará team’s game against Glorioso, scheduled for Tuesday, at Brazilian championshipwas postponed by CBFfor a date to be defined.
Thus, Fortaleza gained the entire week to prepare for the final of South American Cup, against the LDU. The coach Juan Pablo Vojvoda, who had already regretted that the CBF had not postponed the clash with Botafogo, left it in the air that he could spare the team on Tuesday. He gave an interview after the 2-0 defeat to Bahia, this Saturday, before the postponement was decided.
– It’s a difficult sequence to plan. We had a lot of time thinking about this. You might ask, why didn’t you play with the whole team today? Because they played three days before. We would have little time to rest. We were ten days away from the FIFA date. It’s not easy to plan this. We have to focus on the whole and not match by match. In this situation, it is special. We have to focus on the whole. There are three matches in seven days before a very important final for everyone – he said.
– I have a feeling of pain, which I suffered during the match. Because I want to win. The team competed on equal terms. And I don’t like losing. I have the feeling that I am at the head of a strong team, a resilient squad, that has good recovery and good play. And that we will prepare first for the match against Botafogo and then focus on the final. We are already preparing in our heads. Planning is not easy, I am not making excuses, just describing what happened – he added.
– In reality, against Botafogo we are very close to an important match for us. We play Tuesday, travel Wednesday and play Saturday. It is difficult. I always want to plan match by match, it’s my responsibility, but I also understand the players, the fans, the context and the club’s moment. I have to be open to this and think, plan, with that meaning – he concluded.
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