Coach Carlos Leiria left Corinthians last week to replace San Francisco in Panama. The coach arrived at Parque São Jorge in 2018 and was in charge of the U-20 team at Timão last season, while Dyego Coelho took charge of the pro temporarily.
Thus, Carlos Leiria spoke gracefully about some of the boys who were promoted to professional Corinthians in 2021. In an interview with sports newspaperHe praised Luis Mandaka, Kao, Vitigno, Edson and Felipe Augusto.
“Cauê was the top scorer of the Brazilian U-17 Championship apart from my mistake. He really distinguished himself in Novorzontino, where he showed himself as the top scorer. In the U-20 team, he confirmed that he scored many goals, which is not normal for a player in the first year. He sealed Being in the pro, he deserved to be there. I’ve worked with Felipe (Augusto) since I was a kid, he was Paulista’s top scorer, and he scored an important goal in the Brazilian U-20’s debut, when he was 16. Therefore, he has been certified as a pro by My view, not just for the goals but for the player’s ability.”
“Corinthians have a player with rare abilities, Edson, I consider it a great player. You are starting to earn minutes in the professional game, and now it is up to the management and the technical staff to assess how long it will take for the player to adapt to the first team. It is not a simple process for the player to arrive already adapted to the professional game , which varies according to the U-20 game.
“We also have Vitinho, a goalkeeper with high technical quality, very smart. Luis Mandaka is a defensive midfielder who has arrived, has gained space for him, is very committed, and is focused. There is a delivery of the game, which I am sure Corinthians fans will love when he plays, whether professional or not. or under 20, as it is part of the process of training a player professionally and playing games in the lower category.”
In the period when Timouzinho led, in the second half of 2020, the team achieved 80%, and even led the Brazilian championship in this category. The coach believes he will continue to return to the club in the future to continue his work.
“Corinthians is a great club, I loved the time I worked there, it has a very good structure, and I had very good working conditions. The club was my partner when I went for my master’s degree in Portugal, investing in my professional qualifications. I will leave but with the desire to return.” In the future, because it is great to work with Corinthians, it has been very well accepted by the fans, especially in the less than 20 years there has been synergy. I will keep this club dearly for the rest of my life.”
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