This past Saturday (26th), Corinthians tied 1-1 with Goiás, in the 21st round of the Brazilian. With the equality on the scoreboard at Neo Química Arena, the alvinegro from São Paulo reached 25 points in the championship ranking table. Thus, it remains close to the relegation zone, with only four points of advantage for Z4 of the Serie A.
Despite the worrying position of the helm on the leaderboard, the Football Manager Alessandro Nunes says he is satisfied with the performance of the team, as well as the work of Vanderlei Luxemburgo, coach of the Corinthians squad. The fans, on the other hand, criticized the Corinthians manager’s speech on social media, demonstrating dissatisfaction with the team’s situation.
On the networks, Corinthians fans criticize the team leader
Alessandro Nunes, a former Corinthians player and current Football Manager for the São Paulo club, declared in an interview with UOL that he remains confident in the work of Vanderlei Luxemburgo in the team’s technical command. Asked about his assessment of the coach’s work, Alessandro said he was quite satisfied with the performance.
— Raul Moura (@mouraul) August 27, 2023
“We are very satisfied with Vanderlei Luxemburgo’s work. The numbers speak for themselves. We need to improve something that at the beginning, before he arrived, we couldn’t. We started the Brazilian very badly and we are trying to get back on track”, said Alessandro.
The manager believes in the development of the team over these next few games, and endorses the efforts of the coach and the Corinthians squad: “We are satisfied and we see that we can continue to evolve to reach higher positions”, said Alessandro
On the other hand, Timão’s fans continue to demand more from the club’s directors, in addition to showing dissatisfaction with the team’s performance throughout the season. While some fans credit the progress in the Copa Sudamericana to the efforts of younger players (the “molecada”); others believe that the bad phase of the club is intentional, the result of postures and behaviors assumed outside the field.
This one is accommodated, poor work, one of the worst managers in the history of Corinthians, he is useless and even caused damage to the Club, Corinthians will only go to the hole in the hands of these guys
— Cesar () (@AlvesCesar9) August 27, 2023
Of course he’s satisfied, he’s not in the business, he doesn’t aim for anything, he’s part of the worst board in the world. What will you be dissatisfied with? Luxembourg is only behind the South American because it fell from the sky thanks to the kids.
— PAULO SCCP (@prs2578) August 27, 2023
That is, Alessandro is as incompetent as Luxemburgo, if you put the two together, you don’t make one.
I’ll say one thing…
Sometimes I see all this, what is being done, everyone in the club happy, I’m starting to think that this management wants to overthrow Corinthians.
— Out Duilio you Shameless (@PokeKlausGo) August 27, 2023
The performance of Corinthians commanded by Vanderlei Luxemburgo
Coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo arrived to lead Corinthians in early May this year. Since then, Timão has played in 32 matches. In the team’s retrospective during this time interval, the alvinegra team won 13 matches, drew nine duels and suffered 10 defeats. Thus, the utilization of the team reaches exactly 50% during this time.
Another important fact is the drop in the number of defeats: in the last 15 matches, Corinthians suffered only one setback: elimination in the semifinal of the Copa do Brasil, when it lost 2-0 to São Paulo in Morumbi.
Despite the premature elimination in the Libertadores, Corinthians walked a good path in its relocation to the Copa Sudamericana. Thus, he eliminated Newell’s Old Boys in the Round of 16; and currently has the advantage of a draw against Estudiantes, in the second leg of the quarterfinals.
Between the optimism of the Conmebol competition and the concern of the Brasileirão table, the coach follows his schedule in charge of Timão. That said, Corinthians’ next match will be the second leg of the Copa Sudamericana quarterfinals. Next Tuesday (29), the alvinegro will visit Estudiantes in La Plata, on Argentine soil. The kickoff of the game is scheduled for 21:30 (Brasília time).