After 11 straight matches conceding goals, Vasco managed to leave the field without being leaked in the 3-0 victory over Novorizontino, this Saturday, in São Januário
|Leo Matos scored the final goal of the game (Daniel Ramalho / Vasco)
This Saturday, Vasco won an important 3-0 victory over Novorizontino, in São Januário, for the 34th round of Serie B. With the result, Cruz-Maltino reached 55 points and remains firm in the G-4. In addition, after 11 matches the team finally managed to leave the field without conceding a goal. Thus, the right-back Léo Matos, the author of the third goal of the game, valued the work of coach Jorginho.
– Credit to day-to-day work. Jorginho arrived and gave confidence to all the players. We’ve been constantly working on this issue of conceding a goal, especially from set pieces, which we’ve been suffering a lot. This game today was special for everyone because we needed victory at home to be able to give gifts to our fans. I’m happy, it’s the evolution of players who have been receiving a lot of hits since the beginning of the year, but it’s been constantly evolving – said Léo Matos, on the way out, to “Premiere”.
The right-back also talked about Vasco’s two consecutive victories in Serie B. For him, the irregularity is part of this Serie B, not only for the Cruz-Maltino team. In addition, the player also cited the team’s “champion luck” in the last round.
– We’ve been through very difficult times in the last two months, but it’s part of the championship where you enter every game to play, regardless of whether the team is last or first, you’re not sure of victory. The matches don’t have a lot of criteria. All teams are suffering. It’s part. We got two consecutive victories, the last one was a bit of a struggle. That’s what makes a winning team. We need that something more, that sort of champion that our team was missing a little bit. Champion is also among the 4, it is the title of the moment – concluded Léo Matos.
With the victory, Vasco opened four points over Ituano, the first team outside the G-4 of Serie B. Next Sunday (16), at 16:00, Cruz-Maltino will visit Sport, in Ilha do Retiro.