The coach underlines the combativeness of the tricolor team in front of the strong rival and praises the attitude of the cast
Relieved by his victory over Palmeiras in the first match of the first knockout round of the Copa do Brasil, Rogério Ceni praised his players and the more than 38,000 San Paolo fans present at Morumbi on Thursday.
“Patrick is thin today. He is close to the level of Internacional,” said the manager, referring to the scorer of the derby goal. Speaking of Gabriel Neves, other highlights. “With me it was the best game of him. He scored Scarpa very well, who fine-tuned Palmeiras’s moves.”
With the triumph, Ceni also took the opportunity to defend himself from the criticisms suffered in Monday’s traumatic round for the Brazilian Championship. “Today’s victory showed that we played a good match on Monday as well, when we conceded two goals from set pieces and the first in the 91st minute.”
The coach did not forget to praise the support that came from the stands. “We really appreciate the support of the fan, who pushes this team. They were back here after the defeat on Monday.”