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Marcelo Mattos says Botafogo will overcome difficulties

Botafogo defensive midfielder Marcelo Mattos believes that Botafogo’s slight dip in form is only temporary, and thet club will return to winning ways as the season progresses.

Botafogo recently dropped to fourth in the league after winning only one of their last five games.

The defeat against Atlético Paranaense, who are currently one of the form teams in the league, followed by a draw against São Paulo, saw the Rio side lose their place at the top of the table.

However, Mattos believes that Botafogo will improve over the coming weeks, and that their rivals are bound to slip up sooner or later.

“I think it is normal for this to happen in the league. We will have many difficulties, but we will overcome them” he commented.

“The teams begin to concentrate on Botafogo, and then it becomes more difficult. Teams will start to do the same to Cruzeiro, and they will begin to falter.”

Botafogo’s next game is at home to Coritiba on Thursday night.


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