Flamengo coach Oswaldo praises his team after convincing win over Fluminense
Flamengo comfortably defeated [3-1] rivals Fluminense on Sunday at the Maracanã and coach Oswaldo de Oliveira clearly knows the importance of the result.
Flamengo have now won four games in a row in the Brazilian championship and the victory against Fluminense leaves the team just three points short of top-4. After the game on Sunday, Oswaldo praised the attitude of the team against Fluminense and insisted that the victory is important for the psychological aspect of the team. Flamengo are sixth in the Brasileirão table with 35 points and face Cruzeiro in their next game on Thursday. Oswaldo was quoted in Globo Esporte: "It was a great victory. Represents the development of the team, and it inevitably gives confidence. The way the team played, we managed to take control of the game in most of the 90 minutes. It is a very important victory for us."
Oswaldo added that the win also puts them in a clear chance of qualifying for the Copa Libertadores. He said: "It has always been our objective. Now we get closer."