Juan Cazares should not be a Corinthians starter right away. In an interview after the victory over Athletico Paranaense, at Arena da Baixada, Vagner Mancini said that the midfielder still needs to improve his fitness.
For Timão’s coach, the Ecuadorian is far from the “fantastic player” he was at Atlético-MG, when the two worked together.
“Look, I had the opportunity to have him as an athlete in Mineiro, and I can tell you that he is a long way from the fantastic player he was at Atlético. It is obvious that we do not have time for this, there is a need to speed up processes for them to help us, so the option to leave him on the bench, for him to participate in part of the game. I believe that it would take time to get into shape really, but as we do not have that time we will have to accelerate the process in the field ‘, he evaluated.
Hired by Corinthians in September, Cazares has not taken the field since March. As he was out of Jorge Sampaoli’s plans at Atlético-MG, he also did not do technical training with the rest of the squad in Belo Horizonte during this period.
After analyzing the fitness on shirt 10, Vagner Mancini also told how he intends to use it at Corinthians during the games.
“The idea is to use it from the inside, where it yields more, but eventually on the sides too “, he summarized.
Thus, Cazares fights for position with the socks Luan, Mateus Vital and Ángelo Araos. So far, it should be noted, the athlete played five games (none as a starter) and did not swing the nets with the white shirt.
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