Cruzeiro attacker Willian does not rule out Cruzeiro’s top-4 chances
Before Sunday’s game, Cruzeiro mathematically had a 1% chance of reaching the Brasileirão top-4 and to get a spot in next season’s Copa Libertadores.
Prior to the game, the distance to top-4 was eight points, but following the 1-0 victory over Goiás, it has been reduced to six points, with six more rounds remaining in the league. According to the attacker Willian, one must be realistic and be aware that it is not an easy task. He makes it clear that Cruzeiro should think game by game to collect the points and see where they are in the end. He was quoted in Globo Esporte: “I know that it is open [the race for top-4], but I also know that it is not easy. You have to be realistic, but it is not out of the question. Let’s think game by game, and we will do our part.”
On Saturday, Cruzeiro travels to Florianópolis where they will take on Avaí, another team that fight against relegation in the Brazilian Championship. He added: “Beautiful victory [against Goiás], we’re now resting. We have an opportunity against Avaí, a team that fight to get out of this situation. We come in search of a result, respecting the opposing team, but seeking victory.”