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Sampaoli takes stock of Luiz Araujo’s debut as a starter at Flamengo

Sampaoli takes stock of Luiz Araujo’s debut as a starter at Flamengo

ESPN.com.brJuly 8, 2023, 23:12Reading: 3 minutes.

Sampaoli says he had “a lot of expectations” in Luis Araujo and regrets his performance at Palmeiras x Flamengo: “It went a little unnoticed”

The coach gave a press conference after Flamengo’s draw with Palmeiras at Allianz Parque

Palmeiras and Flamengo drew 1-1 this Saturday (8).in Allianz Parque, for the 14th round of Brasileirao.

After the match, coach Jorge Sampaoli commented on the changes he had to make to improve the team.

With Everton Ribeiro, Arascaita and Bruno Henrique on the field, the Red and Black were superior and managed to equalize with a goal from the Uruguayan midfielder.

“In the first half the team was confused and overwhelmed. We talked during the break and asked Ribeiro to change the scene. The initial plan didn’t work, we came up with a better solution. The team was playing for a short time, had to play on the artificial pitch and we played a lot of matches against Atlético-B R. I think the team had a very good second half and if they had played that way in the first half they could have won the game. The players lacked precision in deciding the game in the second half. Looks like the team was looking for control and missed the catch in the last third to be able to win the game ”.

When I decided on the squad, I spoke with Arascaita and Everton Ribeiro. We had doubts with other players too because the industrial field is tough. We’re thinking of Wednesday too. The team worked hard and it was a very tough game.”

Another newcomer to Sampaoli’s squad was newcomer Luiz Araujo as a debutant. The new reinforcement, who had already made its debut against Atletico-PR in the middle of the week, did not return even in the second half and gave way to Everton Ribeiro.

The coach admitted that the striker’s performance was stalled, but indicated that it was still too early for any kind of evaluation.

“I have a lot of expectations with Luiz, because I’ve known him since France. You have to adapt to the performance. I think he tried, but he played in 45 minutes and the team couldn’t act. He had a chance, but we haven’t seen the best version of him yet. I honestly love him.” a lot.

The tie led to Flamengo sleeping in second place, while Palmeiras remained in fourth place and without winning four matches in the competition.

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