Jorge Jesus appeared available to return to Flamengo until 20 and did not hesitate in the face of the immense criticism, since Mengão is also trained by a Portuguese, in this case Paulo Sousa, now more pressed by the words of his compatriot, but also by the defeat with Botafogo this weekend.
If Jesus’ statements may have been bad for Paulo Sousa, they were even quite complimentary for Vítor Pereira, since the current Corinthians coach was elected by ex-Benfica best Portuguese coach in Brazil. After victory against Bragantinothe coach of Timão preferred to praise his Portuguese colleagues.
“I still haven’t heard confirmation of the statements from Jorge Jesus. Talking to others is something I avoid, I like to be in my corner. For me, the other three coaches who are in Brazil have quality. Jorge Jesus himself has a lot of quality, he proved it here in Brazil, Abel Ferreira proved it here in Brazil. I know Luís Castro very well, we worked at FC Porto, we were there at the same time, he was the training director, I was the coach. Paulo Sousa has made a career abroad with titles, each with their own characteristics and qualities. And with the merit of being here in big teams. That’s all I can say about it,” he said at a press conference, quoted by Globoesporte.
The Corinthians coach didn’t reveal if he contacted Paulo Sousa to show solidarity with his colleague but highlighted competitiveness in football.
“Probably a lot of people have contacted him, it’s an extremely competitive world. Regarding the statements, if confirmed, it must be the [Jesus] to explain, who am I to get here and judge Jorge. Paulo must understand, and he certainly understands, that it is an extremely competitive world and we are judged all the time, sometimes with correction and sometimes incorrectly with everyone,” he stressed.
“I won’t go into details, the coaches all have quality, they didn’t fall by parachute, they have to adapt. I didn’t try anything here, I lost several games, I don’t usually lose many, but I didn’t prepare the team in the best way. It’s working, respecting everyone, being respected and continuing to work,” he concluded.