Sao Paulo's Rodrigo Caio: Team have to work more as a unit
Young Sao Paulo defender Rodrigo Caio has opined that the club's recent poor form is not solely down to the men at the back, and that the team has to take responsibility for collective marking at set pieces.
Tricolor have lost their last two league fixtures, with their much-lauded attacking riches failing to get them out of jail on both occasions. They went down 2-1 at Goias at the weekend, and Caio, 20, has suggested that they need to concentrate more.
The centre back said of head coach Muricy Ramalho: "Not only is he unhappy because we are too. We always want to win."
"In this game, we lost goals but the fault is not just the defence. Both their goals were from set pieces. These goals are collective failures, and what is lacking is a little more attention."
"We train and we knew the strikes would be very good but unfortunately it happened and we take it."
Sao Paulo travel to Bragantino this Thursday in the Copa do Brasil.