Coach Braga slams Fluminense for poor performance
Fluminense coach Abel Braga slammed his team for their poor performance in the 3-2 defeat against title rivals Atlético Mineiro.
The coach furiously told reporters after the match: "We cannot play like we played in the first half, we were lucky. The way we normally play, we could have settled the game, scored two or three goals. The team needed to play well in the first half.
"We came back with what we do best and managed to equalize against the run of play, but we conceded a goal in the last minute, with Leonardo Silva scoring with the genius of a Ronaldo."
The coach admitted that Fluminense were poor and did not turn up for the game: "We did not pay attention to detail and the Atlético fans were important, but we still had the chance to score the second goal and kill the game."
But the Fluminense coach dismissed the idea that the defeat had changed the course of the title: "We lost, but it does not change anything because if we won, people would also say that nothing has been decided."