Corinthians play in his arena and has an advantage of more than 60% of the points played during the more than four years of your home's existence. The good numbers overcoming in Itaquera are directly related to the aggressive attitude of the team towards their opponents. On Saturday night, however, the Alvinegro managed by Osmar Loss did not succeed in demonstrating this by playing against Atletico-MG and it could have been beaten very well.
Scaled with a mixed team, Corinthians offered virtually no danger for the goal defended by Vitor. The Chilean Araos failed to create situations of completion for center-forward Roger and the Paraguayan Romero, well-marked by Luan in the first half, stood out more for delivery than for technology. When he could have changed the game, Osmar Loss did not.
By drawing at home against Galo, the coach chose not to send Corinthians forward for fear of being hit by the miners and leaving Itaquera. In this way he exchanged Roger for Danilo, Mateus Vital for Romero and even placed the boy Rodrigo Figueiredo to act as Araos. No use.
In practice, the Timão commander changed only the pieces of his team without changing the tactical system. The team followed predictably, without any creation and still gave room to Atlético-MG. The coach himself acknowledged the fear of losing the game during a press conference.
– We thought about taking a wheel, it was part of the game idea, but we thought the opponent was also dangerous. It would have to move in a structure that did not go defensively wrong. The Corinthians defense today (Saturday) was good. The first step to winning is not to lose – explained the coach when asked about changes in the second half.
It is true that the Corinthians members with embezzlement and the technical committee still decided to save some of its main players because of the order in the season (six games in just 16 days). Nevertheless, a club of such & # 39; s greatness at home can not play for an audience of nearly 30,000 fans for fear of losing. In this way Osmar Loss gives arguments to anyone who wants him from CT Joaquim Grava.