Amanda Farias, the central defender’s wife, says that Roger Schmidt “didn’t rotate players”
Lucas Veríssimo recovered from a very serious injury and, under the command of Roger Schmidt, he had no space to regain the starting position lost to Morato, first, and António Silva, later, a situation that affected the player, as revealed by his wife, Amanda Farias .
“Seeing up close that your husband is already 100 percent, he already stopped going to the World Cup due to lack of opportunity to take the field and that the coach didn’t rotate players… It ends up being discouraging,” he said in an interview to the UOL portal, referring to the period in which the Brazilian defender, now on loan to Corinthians, was already playing minutes for the B team, but not for the main team.
Recovering memories about Lucas Veríssimo’s long recovery time, his wife assures that “giving up was never an option”. “He has a very good psychological side, he knew that the pain would always be there, that he has to live with the pain. He has even played with a broken finger. He would do a ‘workaround’ at home before putting on the boot. pain has always been part of his life”, pointed out Amanda Farias, who never wore the clothes from the day the central defender was injured, in Luz, against Braga.