Crespo exalts São Paulo after the July 4 massacre: ‘We show personality’ – Prime Time Zone


The coach now expects São Paulo to maintain their intensity and recover in the Brazilian Championship, where they only add one point from two matches

Photo: MAURO HORITA/ESTADÃO CONTENTCrespo applauds São Paulo players during their victory against 4 de Julho for the Copa do Brasil

O Sao Paulo did not take note of the 4th of July, scared the zebra in Morumbi and massacred the team from Piauí 9-1, last Tuesday night, 8. Qualified for the round of 16 of the Brazil’s Cup, Tricolor also ended a streak of two defeats – one against the team from Piauí and the other against Atlético-GO, for the brazilian. At a press conference, Hernan Crespo exalted the personality of the São Paulo cast to show recovery power. “We were coming from two difficult results. But I believe the first game was conditioned by the referee’s decisions. The game would end 3-1, but it ended 3-2 and we should recover. It was the ideal situation to remember and show our personality. Remember that all this made us win Paulistão and put the car in the street”, said the coach, referring to the refereeing errors that harmed the São Paulo team in the first clash against 4 de Julho.

Crespo, now, hopes that São Paulo maintain the intensity and recover in the Brazilian Championship, where they only add one point in two matches. “Just thinking about the present. I always say that the history of São Paulo is very rich, and it is not a merit of this cast, as well as the difficult moments. We are writing a new story. Paulistão is over, now another starts with a team that wants to be a protagonist and competitive. We don’t promise to win titles, but to be very competitive. A team that will give everything to reach the highest place. Reaches? I don’t know, but let’s try”, said the Argentine, who preferred not to classify players as “owners” and “reserves”. I think we should continue in the same line as always, which worked, a single São Paulo. There are no holders or reservations. I believe it is the ideal situation to live with this calendar, that we can play fifty, sixty matches. It can be immediately, in the future, but it goes through the strategy we need to face the rival. We need everyone, and everyone should be ready to play”, completed the coach, who will return to command the Tricolor next Sunday, in front of Atlético-MG, in Mineirão, for the third round of the Nacional.