But then the board insisted they had insisted on appointing a coach, Bruno Lage, who did not have much of a CV to merit the goodwill of the Botafogense board. The contract is only until the end of the year. This is clearly a Portuguese who came to Brazil reluctantly.
An error has occurred. It’s that simple, something went wrong. Botafogo drew on Monday against Goias, in a match they should have won – especially since the round, as expected, was complicated for the theoretically potential ‘hunters’. After everything that had happened in the last few matches, this was the round in which Botafogo would come away with a win and climb the table. “Forget it. We’re messing around, but everything is under control.” This was not the case at all.
The impression today is that nothing is under control. The gap that Kakaba left with 13 points is now 7 for Bragantino. And 8 for Gremio and Palmeiras. And 9 for Flamengo. It’s a lot, but it’s not a lot. It’s a good lead, but there are still 13 rounds remaining, a third of the tournament, and Botafogo’s curve is heading downwards. “Stupid,” is what the fans said to the coach who left Tequinho Soares on the bench. Wrong, they’re not.
Nothing a win or two won’t put him back in his place. But at this moment, it is difficult to see when these victories will come. When Bruno Lage asked for the hat, after the defeat to Flamengo, the Sudanese Football Association should have quickly accepted. did not accept. And now? How long will you last?
Well, it’s good to have a project. But no project is capable of giving Botafogo as good a chance to become champions of Brazil as it is today. We must act now, before it is too late.
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