After the eighth consecutive victory of the season and the qualification to the semifinals of the Copa do Brasil, Grêmio coach Renato Portaluppi praised the performance of his players in the victory over Cuiabá this Wednesday at the Arena, and praised the good grêmio sequence. and rising performance.
“It is too early to talk about the title. The most important thing was that the group managed to qualify, that was our goal. Now, we will wait for the opponent. The team was very well, presented well, created. We scored the goals in the first The team was safe all the time, gave no chance to the opponent and played very well. Grêmio is growing, “he said at a news conference.
Starting the match with Jean Pyerre, Darlan, Matheus Henrique and Pepê, the Gremista commander praised the work of the base and the safe performance of the boys. “They are very technical players, who help a lot in marking, especially Matheus, Darlan, and Jean Pyerre with quality. But there are games and games to scale the team like that. The most important thing is that whoever has entered has played well, and who wins with that is the coach “.
Renato avoided talking about the opponents of the semifinals, which could be São Paulo or Flamengo, and guaranteed that the team has to “keep quiet and working” in order not to lose focus on the three competitions. “Everyone wants to win. The opponents, whether São Paulo or Flamengo, will want to win too. The most important thing is the work that has been done. We are continuing our work and the results are coming”. “Grêmio did his part, whoever comes will bring us difficulties”.
Finally, the commander updated the situation of midfielder Maicon and right-back Leo Gomes, who are injured. “Maicon is strengthening his muscles well. Soon, he will work with the ball, and he will give us the answer. The important thing is that we are going slowly”. “With each passing day, Leo has been doing different exercises, feeling good. I even joke with him that he just needs to arrive with a bed and a wardrobe in physiotherapy to live inside. It’s time for him to leave,” he reiterated.