Fluminense slumped to a second consecutive defeat after a 4-2 thrashing at the hands of Santos.
This led to a lot of questions about the team being capable of coming closer to the top of the Brazilian Serie A table. As one of the experienced members of the team, goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri claimed that the team had to improve the balance in order to be more consistent when it comes to getting results. After making a poor start to the season, the club are in danger of finishing mid-table as a result of this poor form.
Even though the team has been doing well in patches,Cavalieri accepted the importance of playing well for the entire 90 minutes. One of the reasons for the inconsistent form according to the goalkeeper is the influx of young players into the first-team. He has recalled that the team did extremely well in the opening 35 minutes against Santos before slipping to a 4-2 defeat. The manner in which the team surrendered their good position was a source of concern, butCavalieri remains confident of returning back to winning ways when the team takes on Flamengo in the next match. However, Fluminense will have to do extremely well in order to get a win since the game is away from home.
“We have young players and others who are coming now. We’re alternating between good and bad times in the same game. We need to find the balance for 90 minutes. They are adjustments we need to do. In that game against Santos, for example, in the first 35 minutes were very good, pressing and goal. But after we gave a little space and they killed the game. Football in Brazil today is very dynamic. It’s hard to explain what happens sometimes,” said Cavalieri.