Embaixador da Betfair, Rivaldo projeta impacto de Tite no Flamengo e a final da Libertadores

Tite was officially presented as Flamengo‘s new coach. Fla’s new commander arrived to lead training during the FIFA Data break. For Rivaldo, Betfair ambassador, Tite’s arrival will be fundamental for the recovery of Rio’s Rubro-Negro.

Flamengo is 11 points behind the leader in the Brasileirão, and is looking to rehabilitate itself after five runners-up finishes in 2023. The signing of the contract with the Rio team caused a breach of the promise made by the coach in November 2022, when he was still coach of the Brazilian National Team, she said she would not work in 2023. Rivaldo commented on the case.

“Many are criticizing the coach’s decision, he will need to do a good job right from the start, otherwise he could get into trouble because of his own words said in the past. However, he is a professional, he is unemployed, and he has the right to change his opinion,” he declared.

“The most important thing now is that he does a good job and that Flamengo goes back to being the club it was, for example, in the time of Jorge Jesus, when they won everything, they played very well”, he added.

The Betfair Ambassador also commented that Tite has a good squad at Flamengo, and that he can still fight for the Brazilian title in 2023. “The important thing now is that he can do a good job right from the start with Flamengo, so that he can lead the players who have a lot of quality in the squad, to remain strong and sovereign”.

“They are going through a difficult time, but there is still time for this Brazilian to recover, and even fight for the title as he is still 11 points behind leader Botafogo. There are more than 30 points at stake, and Flamengo will certainly fight at the top of the table”, added Rivaldo.

Libertadores Final between Flu x Boca

The Libertadores da América 2023 final is scheduled for November 4th, the decision will be between Fluminense and Boca Juniors. The match will be at the Maracanã stadium, according to Rivaldo’s opinion, Fluminense is the big bet for achieving ‘Eternal Glory’ in 2023.

“Fluminense will find it difficult to play against Boca, even though this great team played in the final, they did not show that they deserved to be in the final, due to the games they played throughout the Libertadores, playing on the back foot, winning on penalties”.

“However, it is Boca Juniors, a team with many titles and a lot of tradition. But I believe in Fluminense, they have everything to play a great game, they need to play football, the experience of the squad counts and them knowing not to fall prey to the opponent, could be the fundamental factor in winning the first Libertadores title”, he added.

Rivaldo ends by saying why Tricolor das Laranjeiras was favored in the final in November. “Boca has a lot of experience in this competition, but the way Fluminense plays, the volume of play imposed with the team they have, they end up having a lot of chances to be champions.”

“The home factor also weighs in favor of Flu to play with all the fans on their side, who have everything to take this title”, assessed the five-time champion, in an interview with Betfair.

Changes at Corinthians

The crisis at Corinthians seems to have no end. Rivaldo, a former player at the club in the 90s, commented on what the club has been going through at this time when it has not won titles for four years and with a management that included four coaches and an interim coach, in 2023.

“It’s been a very bad year for Corinthians. They had the opportunity to play in the final against LDU and lost the game against Fortaleza 2-0. Even sending Luxembourg away before a decision, the defeat in the semi-finals, the draw against Flamengo where the opponent dominated the match” .

“The conditions are not very good inside Parque São Jorge, but I hope that with Mano [Menezes], he will be able to do a long-term job, but already looking for the team to climb the table in the Brazilian Championship and eliminate the threat of relegation” , said Rivaldo.

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