The Brazilian championship still has six more laps, and Flamengo is currently in third place, six points (66 to 60) by Palmeiras. For the defense of Leo Duarte, the Rio team did not give up the quest for the title of the competition. "We hope that we will beat the Brazilian and look for more," the defense attorney said at a press conference at CT Urub's nest in Vargem Grande, west of Rio de Janeiro, after training.
This Saturday, Flamengo will play a classic against Botafogo at 19:00 at the stadium of Engenhao in Rio in the 33rd round. The team comes from two drawings – against Palmeiras and Sao Paulo – and can not be wrong, Leo Duarte says. "We have to focus in order to take advantage of the opportunity when there are opportunities. We did not use Palmeiras and Sao Paolo," explained the defense attorney. Coach Dorival Junior can count on maximum strength for the classics.
Flamengo will not have a quick sequence in this last part of Brasileirau. After Botafogo, the red and black team will face Santos (home), Sportom (outside) and Gremio (home). In the last two rounds of clashes, they have clashed with Cruzeiroom in Belo Horizonte and Atletico-PR in Rio de Janeiro.
Despite the elimination of other contests, Leo Duarte did not consider the 2018 season to be a failure. "We are not disastrous. We arrived at half-Brazilian Cup, we went on stage in Libertadores, which did not happen, we fight for Brazil," he said.