THE BALL – “I really appreciate the friendship of Jorge Jesus” (Flamengo)

Praise for Jorge Jesus, who gained the Copa Libertadores da América and the Brasileirão with Flamengo, and the assurance that the ‘big’ from Rio performs enticing and offensive soccer, with the ball and motion, are the fashions that defended this Tuesday. The Portuguese coach Vítor Pereira, 54, in Rio de Janeiro, in the press convention held by ‘Fla’ to make official the arrival of the new coach at the membership.

Vítor Pereira, who in 2022 misplaced the remaining of the Copa do Brasil on penalties, for the individuals of Corinth… for Flamengo, remembers the great move of Jorge Jesus (now at Fenerbahçe) in 2019 in ‘Fla’, with victory in the Libertadores and Brasileirão, when requested about the potential similarities in the type of play carried out by the two Portuguese coaches in the groups they handle. And it is good to keep in mind that Flamengo nonetheless tried to convey again Jorge Jesus when it employed Paulo Sousa, in early 2022.

«It’s humorous that I’m in Flamengo now and he is in Fenerbahçe: I’m from there, he is right here. We performed towards one another many instances in Portugal, me at FC Porto and him at Benfica. We have a quite tough relationship, all the time inside, but it surely’s superb that, after these two championships between us in two years [vitórias portistas em 2011/12 e 2012/13], we developed a friendship. I love him extra [a Jorge Jesus] as a coach, we frequently play a job… however deep down we aren’t like that», he revealed.

“We simply developed an perspective that’s typically mistaken for conceitedness: the strain is so nice that generally we change into aggressive. But then, exterior of soccer, we’re totally different individuals. I really appreciate Jorge’s friendship. Very relatable to be higher [treinador] than others”, commented on the goal.

«I got here with ambition, and Gerson is already signed [médio, ex-Marselha]. This is a top quality booster. Flamengo made a fantastic effort, however it’ll add lots of high quality to us, to our aim, too, to lift the stage of competitors. I’m very completely satisfied to have the ability to belief Gerson», mentioned Vítor Pereira in the Rio de Janeiro press, as quoted by

The enthusiasm returned when speaking about the type of play he needed to implement in ‘Ninho do Urubu’. “I like aggressive play, strain, possession and dominance. This can be one of my ambitions and why I got here to Flamengo. And we’d like the energy of the competitors: few golf equipment in the world will play as many video games this yr as in ‘Fla’. The density is so nice that now we have to handle [o plantel] in the greatest approach», warned Vítor Pereira: the FIFA Club World Cup is in February, in Morocco, and cariocas will journey to Rabat on February 2nd to compete in the competitors.

“I want a aggressive crew at my command, time to work with the crew, to ship my concepts. Peter and ‘Gabigol’ [Gabriel Barbosa, ex-Benfica] with eleven? Possible, why not? I’ve labored with totally different ranges of gamers in my profession and the large distinction is ambition. The different facet is the competitors: who wins the competitors between the two… is Flamengo», one other of the warnings left by Vítor Pereira, 54, on his first day in the membership’s ‘workshop’, which he admitted to himself with 40 million. followers… solely in Brazil.

“I like aggressive play, strain, possession and dominance. That’s additionally one of the ambitions that introduced me to Flamengo», added a coach full of ambition on his first day in Rio.

“I need, in a short while, to create an identification in the approach the crew performs. However, and to start with, you must win the first recreation. And then now we have the Super Cup [Supertaça]. There is a job nicely accomplished from final yr, and every coach has his personal approach of enjoying, which must be accomplished lots relying on the high quality of the gamers », is the warning from the exterior to the inside.

“One of the causes for accepting this problem is the bold approach the mission was introduced to me and the high quality of the solid. And this high quality will now make us a high quality mannequin of the recreation and identification for the gamers, not for me. There have to be a related and constant recreation», mentioned the coach.

“Basically, what we would like collectively, and that is additionally the cause that satisfied me to simply accept the steering of Flamengo, is a high quality squad. With a really excessive-stage construction, we intend to create a a beautiful recreation, loved by the gamers and the ‘majority’ too.and 42m [número estimado de adeptos do ‘Fla’] it … lots of individuals collectively, in reality», Vítor Pereira remembers.

The Portuguese coach has put, on at the present time, the place he guides the coaching, fingers to work. And with enthusiasm. “I need to thanks in your belief, and repay it with dedication and dedication, as I all the time do. With this nice problem, given to me by a membership of this dimension, in a yr of there are lots of titles to be gained, it is a nice skilled problem. It is with nice honor, but additionally conscious of the duty that my technical crew and I settle for. We will work to realize many victories», he concluded .


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