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Luis Castro mentions the difference in preparation time between Botafogo and Volta Redonda and appreciates the win: ‘strong character and great commitment’

the Botafogo He only had nine days of pre-season and has already gone into an official match in 2023. The Alfingro team won a race Round and round By 2-1, this Thursday (19/1), at the Estádio Raulino de Oliveirafor the second round of Carioca Championship. The result is highly appreciated by the technician Luis Castroeven in a short preparation time.

Nine days of work, many difficulties in keeping up with the pace of the match, we had to show a strong personality and great dedication to the match to reach the end with victory. We also had some luck in the game, but we could have scored more goals if we had identified better in the final third. Volta Redonda’s chances at the end were more clear, congratulations to Rogerio (Correa) on the way the team is now. The difference between two and a half months of work in the Volta Redonda and nine days in Botafogo was very clear in the match. We were organized for most of the game, but with some players being exhausted – said Luis Castro at a press conference.

The Portuguese coach avoided giving deadlines for his team to reach 100% and reminded of the need for victories.

What is normal in world football is the pre-season period of five to six weeks. We have nine days. We can’t say we’ll be ready in seven weeks, we had to be ready today, we’re bound to compete. We’ve had a reaction to what’s going on and this is the third time we’ve changed our layout. Let’s keep adjusting. We do it with the intention, and it’s now to qualify for the semi-finals and then try to win the state. It is no use saying that in time X we will be ready, ready to play, sometimes well, sometimes badly, others having more problems, others less. Today with many embezzlement. It’s our life, moving forward together, us, the management and the fans, who were fantastic today and helped us a lot to win the three points, for the way they dedicated themselves to the game. – accomplishment.

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