Leader of the Brazilian Championship with 17 points from seven matches. Unbeaten, with five wins and two draws. What is the secret of Bragantino at the beginning of the Italian League? After his victory over Atlético-Go on Monday (28), coach Mauricio Barbieri held a press conference and talked about at least three aspects that help explain Massa Protta’s success.
The first is the team organized with the dedication of all the players. “Without a doubt it’s an important brand, it’s something we’ve been discussing a lot about this ability for team solidarity, for everyone to help mark, for everyone to start building attacks, for the team to be cohesive. I think that, without a doubt, led us to good results in The last matches,” the coach confirmed.
Another important aspect is home time. Mauricio Barbieri is the second longest-running coach in Serie A, after Ciara’s coach Giotto Ferreira. The Massa Prota captain was appointed in September 2020. Barbieri highlighted the importance of retaining coaches in Brazilian football.
“I think, in my particular case, it is absurd for a coach who has not been at the club for a year to have the second longest-lived in the competition. This shows the series of inconsistencies, contradictions, lack of planning and conviction that we faced and that is very bad. First, for the coaches. Brazilians, who are very competent and do not have the confidence and support to develop their work. In second place, for Brazilian football itself, because this means a decrease in the quality of the game. I do not think, in my case, it is a brand to celebrate. Of course I am glad to spend this time with the company, but I think being the second longest-lived with less than a year is a worrying sign.”
Even with a practically perfect campaign so far, Mauricio Barbieri remembers something that many teams who go off and finish losing mid-tournament lack: motivation, but with their feet on the ground. “I think the motivation is all-encompassing. We are where all the teams would like to be. It’s still early days, the tournament is just starting and I think the campaign we did last season shows that, there is still plenty of water to go under the bridge. Starting this way is important, it gives us, as well as confidence, the points we need. It gives us fat, because there can be a fluctuation moment and we can get through potential disruption in the best possible way. We keep our feet on the ground with great humility and work hard to repeat this sequence for as long as possible. possible”.
Bragantino won his four Serie A away matches and opened with a four-point lead over second-placed Atletico PR, with a game in hand. In the next round, Massa receives Prota Ciara, Thursday (1/07), at 4 pm, at Al-Nabi Abi Shadid.