After helping Corinthians find their way back to winning at the Brasileirão, goalkeeper Cássio admitted upset by the crowd’s protest at Guarulhos airport. Former teammate and now manager of Timão, Vilson – close friend of the jersey number 12 – told what made the archer raise his head in times of difficulty.
“We know that the charge at Corinthians is very high, but the way it was we were very sad and upset. Right after that episode, I had a chat with Cássio at CT. He was very hurt, but at no time did he lower his head. He has been a leader of Corinthians for a long time, and he became more concerned with the boys, with the younger ones and with those who have now joined the club. How would they endure and stay after that “, said Vilson, in an interview with Spectacular sport, gives TV Globo.
The ex-defender’s proximity to the goalkeeper came at a difficult time for Cássio. In 2016, when he was going through his worst phase in the club, when he was overweight and bad in training and games, Cássio ended up losing his position to Walter and even negotiated with Grêmio – the archer understood that he would not be used again in the club. Parque São Jorge.
Despite this, it was by an invitation from Vilson that the Corinthians idol got back on track, starting to lead a more regulated lifestyle. The former defender said that Cassio never thought of giving up Timão.
“At no time did he think about giving up (from Corinthians) and leaving the club. Cássio’s life has always been driven by great challenges and overcoming. And it was no different in the last game against Bahia. Before the game, he asked for the floor and spoke in that sense, to strengthen the group, forget what happened, move on and play for the three points“, explained Vilson.
It is worth remembering that Cássio was one of the main targets of the crowd on landing in São Paulo after the defeat to Fluminense. The player, who had already admitted the annoyance with what happened after the victory against Bahia, even inactivated the comments on his profile on social networks, while his wife deactivated the account.
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