Sampaoli prioritizes implementing a style of play to hire reinforcements in the Atlantic, but admits: ‘If someone comes who can add up, much better’


Internally, the technician Jorge Sampaoli ask reforos almost every day board of the Atlantic. Publicly, the Argentine has already demanded the arrival of new players in the squad. This time, however, he was more restrained and preferred to give morale to the group he already has in hand.
Asked about the need for new hires, Sampaoli admitted that ‘if someone comes who can add, it is much better’, but stressed that the priority is to make the current squad manage to perfectly assimilate the proposed offensive style of play. For that, he mentioned the good second half of the team in the 1-1 draw with the Fluminense, this Wednesday, in Mineiro.

“Just keep trying to make the team have this intention (to attack). That way, you can win or lose. But the intention of the second half makes me happy. It is a result that I think is unfair, for what the team did and for the situations created in comparison with the rival. There was a lot of difference in the global. But no, no … Today, I must continue working with these players. If there is one that can add up, much better, ”he said.

Despite the coach’s more measured words, the Atlantic board is looking for reinforcements. The next announced should be the midfielder Kill Zaracho, which will leave Racing in business for 6 million dollars (just over R $ 33 million). The expectation is that, besides him, the club will still hire a speed forward.

While the new reinforcements do not arrive, Sampaoli tries to make the team continue to fight for the leadership of the Championship Brasieiro. That is why the preparation to face Bahia has already started on Thursday. The teams will face each other from 20h of the next Monday, in the Pituau stadium, in Salvador, for the 17th round.


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