Against Bahia, tries to control anxiety in the face of the 12th chance to join the G-4 from 2021 Vasco | Basque

Vasco will face Bahia this Sunday in São Januárion, with a real chance of reaching the top four of Serie B in Brasileirão. It’s time to dump her and move on.

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With 10 points, Vasco is in sixth place. To finish the round in the access team, they have to win and Grêmio hopes that he will not beat Ituano, away from home, on Monday.

This will be the 12th option Basque To access the G-4 since last year, when they finished the tournament without finishing a single round in the top four. In this account, all rounds were taken into account (except 1st) in which the club had a mathematical chance of taking at least fourth place.

Vasco coach Zé Ricardo talks to players during training – Photo: Daniel Ramalho / CRVG

The recent history causes anxiety in the crowd, and ends up pouring over the players. In recent interviews, coach Zé Ricardo has played a key role in maintaining his euphoria so as not to lose focus on his main goal, which is to get to the end of the tournament.

– We know that Serie B is very controversial, but the victory against Bahia will give us three points, which we are always looking for. I keep saying that we have to follow our plan, I see that we really want to succeed. Once again, we will not go up in the seventh round, if possible, we must always be inside the G-4, he said in a press conference last Thursday.

Zé Ricardo’s speech gains strength in the actors. Players have repeatedly said that the current team cannot carry the weight of a Serie B defeat last year.

– There is all this pressure coming from last year. I feel like sometimes, mentally, the team sins, confusing the pressure and understanding of the game. It affects. I don’t blame the fan, he’s been around for many years and he suffered a lot last year. But it ends up affecting us, it’s something that’s not with us. They say we haven’t been to the G-4 in 40 rounds. What happened last year is over, ”Nen said last week.

This year Vasco already had a chance to join the G-4, for example. The team opened the fifth round with a fourth point and had to combine the result. Two of them happened – Brusque lost to Ponte Preta and Náutico equalized at home to Guarani – but Vasco did not do his part and finished 1-1 against Tombense in Muria.

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6th round – The team had seven points and was one of the G-4s, although it was ahead of Coritiba, Sampaio Corrêa, Goiás, Guarani and Botafogo with eight. They should have won and expected a combination of results, but lost 2-1 to Cruzeiro.

Round 8 – He had 10 points and was two points behind the G-4, ahead of Brusque, Botafogo (both with 11), Operário and Sampaio Corrêa (both with 12). He should have won and expected other results, but five minutes later he lost to Goiás in the match where Bruno Gomes was sent off.

10th round – He had 13 points and was three points behind G-4. I should expect a combination of results again. Most of them happened (Brusque, Avaí, Goiás’ mistakes …), Vasco beat Sampaio Corrêra 1-0, but it wasn’t just CRB who got into the match that ended in a draw with Botafogo. He was fifth.

11th round – One point from the G-4, it was enough to beat Coritiba away from home and wait for a stumble for CRB. The team from Alagoas lost, but Vasco only equalized. On the other hand, he had also seen Operário, Avaí, Guarani and Sampaio Corrêa before and dropped to eighth in the standings.

12th round – Distance of two G-4 points. He had to do his part and hope for the stumbling blocks of his predecessors, but he only equalized with Náutico in São Januário, Morato scored a stoppage time goal.

Round 13 – With three points, Vasco could have entered the G-4 in the case of Sampaio Corrêa, Goiás, CRB and Avaí, but he drew with CSA in Alagoas, the final result of 2-2.

15th round – The team had 22 points and was two behind the G-4, ahead of Guarani, Goiás (both with 23) and CRB (24). In the end, Vasco would finish fifth if Botafogo won because CRB won the round, but finished tenth with a 2-0 defeat in the derby.

Round 17 – Vasco did his part by beating Vila Novari, but the victories of Guarani and Sampaio Corrêa hampered his plans to enter the G-4. He finished the round in sixth place.

18th round – I would be in the G-4 if I could get a simple victory against Remo away from home, losing to Guarani and drawing with Sampaio Corrêa. But Vasco was defeated in Bethlehem.

Round 19 – He hoped to combine two points, win and combine the result (before Botafogo, Guarani, Náutico, Avaí and Sampaio Corrêa). But they lost to London in São Januárion and dropped to 11th place. After that, he didn’t have a mathematical chance to get into the G-4 to open another round.

5th round – He opened a one-point round from the G-4, but four teams ahead. Two of them won (Cruzeiro and Grêmio). However, with the stumbling blocks of Náutico and Brusque, Vasco would finish fourth if he wins against Tombense. But he just did the drawing.

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