Narrator and commentator of Grupo Globo, Milton Leite evaluated that Vanderlei Luxemburgo himself undermined Palmeiras’ performance before the series of three defeats that culminated in the dismissal of the coach. For the journalist, the statements in which the coach criticized the squad itself shook the players, who started to yield less in the last matches.
“The player will not knowingly harm the coach, but psychologically, these statements shake the group. I have no doubt that this team, which played badly throughout the year, has worsened a lot in the last games also due to the Luxembourg placements, reaching the point of him being fired “, expressed Milton Leite in a participation in the SporTV Newsroom, today
“When the coach starts to pass the responsibility to the players, pushing the bar a little, there is nothing worse for the squad. He was raiding the players,” he added.
In Milton Leite’s opinion, despite winning the Paulista Championship after twelve years, Palmeiras led by Vanderlei Luxemburgo did not present good football at any time of the year.
“Palmeiras did not play well this year, although they were champions of São Paulo. They won Paulista with their pants in hand against Corinthians, who were in the relegation zone until yesterday. At the press conference, Luxembourg used the Florida Cup as an argument. this as an argument, it is because it is without others “, he said.
Luxemburg was fired yesterday, a few hours after the 3-1 defeat by Coritiba at Allianz Parque. With the result, Palmeiras maintained the seventh place in the Brasileirão, with 22 points.