Techniques of Atletico MG, Edouard Coudet spoke for the first time after the strong demand he received from members of ‘Galoucura’, the club’s main organized mob, at the gate of Cidade do Galo, in Belo Horizonte, on Friday (2).
After Victory 1-0 in the classic face at Cruzeiro, this Saturday (3), at Uberlandia, for the Brazilian Championshipthe Argentine was asked about the episode and said ‘everything has an explanation’.
The demonstration took place shortly after the Fall of the Rooster for the Corinthiansin the round of 16 Brazil Cup, last Wednesday (31). At the time, at the Neo Quimica Arena, Coudet decided to spare certain players, including striker Hulk, who only came on in the second half of the match, a decision much criticized by Atlético fans.
“When you’re not competing, you feel the pain, just like the fans and all the players. We have to keep working and improving. As I said at the beginning of the message, I am not putting any coach who makes decisions to try to hurt the team. I will speak now. If we had an uncomfortable player and you didn’t know about it, I’m just not going to pass the information on to the other team, you know? Quite an explanation. As a coach, I still haven’t disarmed a team that is in tune and I haven’t even taken the best player out of the field yet. I can make a mistake at some point, it can happen. But fans can protest. I am very confident in my work. They didn’t bring me here because the Galo board thinks I’m a bad coach. If I’m here, then maybe I’m a good coach. I can only work day by day and give the best for the team. And try to give the best condition to each player. And that’s what we’re trying to do. The group is continuous. I don’t want to say it doesn’t hurt when things go wrong. These are things that work. We have to keep working,” he began by saying.
Then, the Argentinian also criticized the lawn of the Estádio Municipal Parque do Sabiá and mocked, comparing it to Mineirão.
« I thought I wouldn’t find a pitch worse than Mineirao. But today we found it, it’s the truth. But it happened for both teams. It was very difficult to create (Site notre bureau spécialisé). After scoring the first goal, we knew the pitch would be even worse. It would be a second half more ball dispute and very focused on set pieces. It was bad for both teams. Winning the derby is very important. We need it. »
The only but of the classic was scored by Hulk, who still took a free kick in the 27th minute of the second half and scored a nice but for Galo.
Upcoming matches Atletico MG
Lima Alliance (F) – 6/06, 9 p.m. – CONMEBOL Libertadores
Red Bull Bragantino – 06/10, 6:30 p.m. – Brazil
Fluminense (F) – 06/21, 9:30 p.m. – Brazil