Boca and Santos equaled zero at La Bombonera in the first leg of the CONMEBOL Libertadores semifinals and the match was marked by controversy over the alleged information that the whole of Brazil put players who had tested positive for Covid-19. Cuca, coach of Peixe, came out at the crossroads with categorical statements.
“The internal climate is normal. They said that we knew we had infected players and that we made them play anyway. What does it have to do that we have stayed in the field during halftime with the coronavirus? I did it many times when the dressing room is far from me… That does not exist, “said the DT before the accusations.
“When you are 35, 40 years in football, you realize that They are running the focus of discussion not to mention the penalty that they did not give us. They wanted to put pressure on us to get some future revenue“Cuca commented regarding the controversy that erupted after the tie.
To finish and settle the interdictions, the Santos coach was blunt: “I had Covid, I was in intensive care for four days, I lost my father-in-law to the disease … I would never profit from that”.