Adilson Batista’s work with youngsters from Cruzeiro goes through intense game collection and removal of ‘addictions from the base categories’


(Photo: Bruno Haddad / Cruzeiro)

One of the Adilson Batista in this early season cruise polishing newly promoted youths from the grassroots categories. Among the main requirements of the coach are the adaptation to a more intense game and the withdrawal of some ‘addictions’, such as holding the ball for a longer time instead of touching it quickly. The steering wheel Pedro Bicalho, who played twice as an alternate, spoke about learning in the activities of the main team.

“Adilson has been talking a lot with us. He always touches and passes his experience as a player. It also removes some addictions from the basic categories“, Said the 18-year-old, who has been with the club since 2015.” A domain and holding the ball. Here at the fastest professional. You dominate and play, dominate and play, you have to spend all the time. a more intense game”, He added.

The helper Clio Lcio, former coach of the U-20 team, an important ally of Adilson Batista in the boys’ transition. Pedro Bicalho stated that the two professionals have similar styles. “The thinking of the game is similar. a guy who likes ball possession. The training was very similar too. This has helped us to adapt to the professional ”.

Last Thursday, Bicalho entered the second half of the game against So Raimundo, at Estadio Canarinho, in Boa Vista, for the first phase of the Copa do Brasil. He closed the midfield alongside Adriano and helped Cruzeiro to hold the tie 2-2, a result that guaranteed the classification.

“It was my second game. He had already played against Tupynambs, at the premiere. It was a very difficult game, which required a lot of people, both in attack and defense. The teacher’s praise makes me want to work harder every day to be able to be at his disposal ”.

Cruzeiro’s squad currently has 29 players, 20 of whom are under 23 years of age. Eight disputed the So Paulo Junior Football Cup in 2020: the right-back Valdir, the defender Paulo, the steering wheels Jadsom and Pedro Bicalho, the sock Marco Antnio and the attackers Alexandre Jesus, Caio and Thiago.

The youngsters in the group count on the support of the experts, cases of the goalkeeper Fbioright-back Edilsonquarterback Leo and the attacker Roberson. The mix has generated good results, since the Cruzeiro is undefeated in the season. In addition to the game for the Copa do Brasil, the team won three duels and drew one in the Mineiro Championship, of which third place, with ten points.


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