After running out of a spot in the semifinals of the Copa do Brasil, Peixe focuses on the Brasileirão and should have news on the field this weekend


Baptistão and Velázquez: they were not registered in time for the Copa do Brasil (Photos: Ivan Storti/Santos FC/Publishing)

O Santos turns the page after the elimination at home to Athletico-PR in the Copa do Brasil and focuses on the Brazilian championship, the only competition left on the calendar until the end of the 2021 season. Saturday (18), Peixe goes to Castelão (CE) and may have a series of novelties to face the Ceará.

For the duel, valid for the 21st round, coach Fábio Carille is waiting for up to nine ‘homemade reinforcements’ and must carry out a series of changes in the starting lineup. After the problem in defensive system for the second game with the Paraná, Peixe has the Uruguayan defender at his disposal. Emiliano Velazquez, hired together with Rayo Vallecano (ESP).

I saw a lot of positive things despite three training sessions. Better organization, but I want to improve compression. I think the team is far away. Who we’ve hired, like Velázquez, who will give me guidance, let’s improve. The group is good and we will become stronger with more work and organization. Pressure on the ball has to improve, runner changes, triangulation, approximation… It’s improved, but there’s room for much more“, assessed Carille.

In addition to the Uruguayan, Santos should also have five other players who could not be entered in the Copa do Brasil: the goalkeeper Jandrei, the defenders Danilo Boza, the left-back Moraes, the midfielder Camacho and the attacker Leo Baptistão. The technician is still waiting for good news from the medical department.

According to Gazeta Esportiva, the defenders Luiz Felipe (edema on the thigh) and Robson (ankle sprain) and the right back Madson (joint discomfort) train for the next game. In attack, the Fish will not have Lucas Braga, suspended. the goalkeeper John, the defender Kaiky and the midfielders Kevin Malthus, Sandry e Jobson , in the DM, are other casualties.

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