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Levir praises Jair, talks about preparation for the Atlântico starters and expects intense play in the Libertadores

Alexandre Guzanshe / EM / D.A Press
Coach Levir Culpi last used the incumbent Atlântico players before the team's Copa Libertadores debut at 7:15 pm against the Danube in Uruguay for the second round of the Copa Libertadores continental tournament. This Wednesday, the Galo, with his main team, thrashed the URT by 4 to 0, for the 4th round of the Mineiro Championship.
There were three tests with the holders in the State. In addition to the win over URT, the Rooster also went easily through the Good Sport (5 to 0) and tied the match with Cruzeiro 1 to 1. Levir Culpi believes that the preparation was not even ideal for the Libertadores game.

"Not ideal, but we already have games, already has a climate. Too bad that the next game of the regional is very close to Tuesday, in the d to put everyone. We have to control. the minimum, "said the coach, who will put an alternative team on the field on Saturday, against Guarani, also in Independence.

The focus is on the game against the Danube. The preliminary match already at the beginning of the season worries the coach atleticano. For Levir, the game against the Uruguayans have a different 'rotation'.

"The rotation of the game against the Danube will be completely different. The Libertadores has another connotation, the Uruguayans' own style of play, of the Argentines, different in the Liberators. This worries a bit, the pace for the 90 minutes. I think they're prepared. Only experienced players, most. They know they need a preparation to win, "he added.

Praise to Jair

With the absences of Jos Welison, with pain in the right knee, and Adilson, suspended, Levir promoted Jair's debut as a starter. After entering the end of two matches, the steering wheel began playing for the first time and did not disappoint. To crown the display, the shirt 88 marked a collar, of indentation, and was cheered by the supporter.

"It's the stars that shine. It was not a very popular contract. It has an excellent feature. He has a good technique, a good initiative, has excellent physical performance, and he made a crown, crowning his debut as a starter. We have Z Welison, Adilson, we're well served. the sector we have more quality players, "he concluded.