But according to assistant João Martins, who commands the team while Abel Ferreira is on holiday, this had no effect on the result.
– It did not interfere with the performance, but it is normal that it changes a little every day. Wait, travel or not, I play on Tuesday or Wednesday … It moves a little, but it didn’t interfere with the performance – he said.
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João Martins during the match between Sao Benta and Palmeiras – Photo: César Greco / Agência Palmeiras
Not defining when the next game will be, João Martins says Palmeiras ’work will be focused on Recopa Sul-Americana’s first game, on April 7, against Defense y Justicia of Argentina, but with Abel on the bench.
– We have a week until the end of the month, not much time. We will do our best every day. We have an important game on the seventh, we will work without thinking about when the next game will be. On the seventh we have a competition in which we want to win a lot and we have to be in the best edition – he explained.
João Martins also spoke about the performance of Panamanian Newton, just 20 years old, who made his professional career debut. He sought solace with the boy.
– He is a player who has just arrived, he is a volcano that is happening, we have to give him some time. He played for under-20s and has already made his debut here. He has physical strength, great ability to reach that area, but we have to give him time – he added.
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