In Sylvinho’s view, Corinthians already has many boys in the squad, and an eventual excess of athletes still in the maturation stage can be harmful even to their development. That’s because not everyone would have the opportunity to play or be accompanied with the ideal care in training.
Currently, the alvinegro squad has 13 players up to 23 years old. Are they:
- goalkeepers: Carlos Miguel (23), Matheus Donelli (19) and Guilherme Pezão (21)
- Side: Lucas Piton (21)
- Defenders: João Victor (23) and Raul Gustavo (22)
- steering wheels: Xavier (21), Du Queiroz (22) and Roni (22)
- Socks: Gabriel Pereira (20), Adson (21) and Ruan Oliveira (21)
- Attacker: Mantuan (20)
Coach Sylvinho in front of Corinthians training players — Photo: Rodrigo Coca / Ag.Corinthians
He is the creator of Corinthians’ “Terrão”, Sylvinho likes to work with young players and sees the importance of mixing up-and-coming athletes with more seasoned names.
The coach’s idea is that, throughout the season, when there are shortages or shortages in the professional squad, the under-20 team can meet these needs.
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The coach and his assistants followed the Copinha games from a distance. The only one to attend a match in the tournament was football manager Alessandro Nunes, who was in São José dos Campos for Timãozinho’s debut, in a 2-1 victory over Rezende.
Once Corinthians’ participation in the competition is over, members of the base and the professional must meet to discuss possible promotions of athletes.
One of the names that should win chances in the top team is Giovane, a striker who has been standing out in the under-20 since last year and is on loan at the club until June. The alvinegra board wants to test him before deciding whether or not to pay the R$ 3 million to Capivariano to keep the athlete. This Friday, after the match, he was very emotional and spoke about it. (see video below).
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