New Internacional coach Dunga hoping to see progress in Saturday’s friendly against local amateurs
Internacional coach Dunga is hoping to see evidence of his training methods working when his team take on a local amateur side in a friendly on Saturday morning.
Dunga, 49, has gradually been increasing the workload of his players over the past few weeks and is hoping to see signs of progress against Flamengo de São Valentim in Gramado.
“I think that regardless of the outcome, of course we have to win all the time, but some things we have to train and work out,” he told reporters.
“Even if the execution is not perfect, at least we have to try to do what was planned and trained. We expect that to happen.”
The Gauchão state championship gets underway on Saturday evening, with International facing Passo Fundo, but the Colorado will use their B squad for this game as they spend another week of training.
“We started the training on schedule with the physical and technical work. At the beginning we did some ball work, but with no speed, and in the afternoon complimented this with the physical part.
“We are beginning, and gradually lengthening the time on the field. Yesterday (Thursday) we did the first collective session. Of course we want a midfield that is strong and with speed.
“Yesterday, in the first 20 minutes, we let the players free, much nonstop activity. Then we started talking and positioning. It takes a while,” the former Brazil national coach added.