Deco focused for Brasileirão title chase
Fluminense midfielder Deco has urged his teammates to stay focused for the final 11 games of the Brasileirão season, despite the 2010 champions going 6 points clear of second placed Atlético Mineiro last weekend.
It's being predicted that just 76 points will be enough to clinch the title this season, but the former Chelsea and Barcelona playmaker, 35, is not getting ahead of himself.
He told Globo Esporte: "The reasoning is simple. We have to add points to the last round. The advantage helps? Sure. But we have won nothing at the moment. If we lose any points and we can fail. This is where the advantage helps.
"All games are complicated now. As I said the other day, the second round is always more difficult. The objectives are clear and defined and no one wants to waver."
The games are coming thick and fast now and this weekend will see Fluminense face a local rival for the second week running.
"Our goal is to strive to be champions. Playing against Botafogo is always tricky, complicated as it was against Flamengo, but going forward there is no situation that is more peaceful." he added.