Lisca explains Fernández’s departure from Santos’ starting lineup

Coach Lisca surprised everyone in Santos’ lineup against Fluminense, in 2-2 drawin Vila Belmiro, in a game valid for the Brazilian championship. The biggest surprise was Rodrigo Fernández among the substitutes and Camacho in the starting lineup.

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After the tie, Lisca explained the decision to change the team’s way of marking: individual pursuits leave and zone marking comes into play.

– Because of the issue that I needed to balance the technical part. Camacho has more game, he knows well the way that Fernando (Diniz) plays. Camacho was always a man he trusted. When reading the game without the ball, Rodrigo is very conditioned in the man, characteristic of him. He’s a great player. But as I am changing the marking references, it is now: ball, space, teammates and opponent. We no longer chase after men. Rodrigo has a little difficulty, there in Fortaleza we lowered too much, he and Bruno had a lot of difficulty in marking zones, pass. So, I needed this game a quality in the initiation, in addition to the knowledge of the opponent – said Lisca.

Finally, the coach commented that there is an exchange forecast and praised the Uruguayan player’s entry. He participated in the second Santos goal with a beautiful throw to Ângelo at the beginning of the move.

– The exchange was planned, even due to wear and tear. Here we are exchanging the I for the we. He started the game well, gave Ângelo a beautiful pass, he’s already understanding better the dynamics that we want. We have some players who can play – completed Lisca.

Santos returns to the field next Monday, at 8 pm, when they face Coritiba, away from home, for the Brazilian Championship.

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