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Fans give an example of Internacional, who with little money managed to make better signings than Botafogo

Photo: Vitor Silva/ Botafogo official flickr
Photo: Vitor Silva/ Botafogo official flickr

O Botafogo is in the relegation zone of the Brasileirão. With the defeat to Avaí at the Nilton Santos stadium, last Monday (13), Fogão reached its third setback in a row, stopped at 12 points and is momentarily in 17th place. The setback for the Santa Catarina team caused fans to lose patience with most players and also with members of the board.

Of the players, Patrick de Paula was the most charged. In the view of the fans, the athlete has to start paying off the investment made by Botafogo in his hiring, where John Textor disbursed R$ 33 million to take the wheel from Palmeiras. Football director André Mazzuco was also heavily criticized. The manager has not been doing a good job so far and many alvinegro fanatics have made a survey of the contracts made by the professional in which they did not work out.

“Botafogo’s scout and André Mazzuco need to be charged a lot too. They spent more than R$60 million on 11 players to reach the 10th round and the club enter the field with 6 remaining from the Serie B team. More than half”, complained a fan. Another fanatic Alvinegro compared the signings of the Carioca team with that of Internacional. While the gauchos knew how to take advantage of the market, Mazzuco made bad choices and should have had to explain himself for that.

“International without money signed Alan Patrick, Vitão, Bustos, Wanderson and De Pena. Everyone would be holders here. Botafogo spent 70 million and we have to keep asking for a player every day. Mazzuco and Alessandro Brito should explain. They spent it wrong.” concluded the fan.

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