In a press conference after the victory over Grêmio, this Sunday, 7, the Portuguese coach admitted that Verdão will be considered by opponents as ‘the team to be beaten’
THE Palm Trees lived one of the best seasons in its history by earning the Paulista championship, a America’s Libertadores it’s at Brazil’s Cup. Now, in the understanding of Abel Ferreira, Alviverde will not be able to stagnate and will need a lot of mental strength to stay on top. At a press conference after the victory over Grêmio, this sunday, 7, the portuguese coach admitted that Verdão will be considered by opponents as “the team to be beaten” after the triple crown, but revealed the “secret” to not lose competitiveness in 2021.
“We have to realize exactly that, if we stay the same, we will stop. For me, the big secret of success is, the moment you win, realize what you need to improve and keep investing to keep growing. Don’t expect things to go wrong to change. From now on, we become a target. Everyone will want to beat us, opponents will feel more motivated to beat the champions. We need to be prepared for it mentally. I say this with ease: it will be very difficult to repeat a season like this. It is good for people to know that. Now, what we are going to do is create all the conditions for the club to continue growing. Only then will we stay on top. The next year will be a difficult and special year, where we will have more difficulties ”, said Abel Ferreira.
Watch the excerpt from the press conference below: