Corinthians vs Flamengo: why Fagner, Timão’s idol, has a bad reputation among rival fans | to the Corinthians

This Tuesday’s recreation in opposition to Flamengo marks ten years since Fagner final performed in the quarter-finals of the Libertadores.

The 33-year-old was at the identical stage of the competitors in 2012 for Vasco. In truth, he was eradicated by Corinthians, his present membership, in a recreation marked by Diego Souza’s protection in opposition to Diego Souza and Paulinho’s purpose, which sealed Pacaembu’s 1 and 0.

In 2014, Fagner returned to Corinthians, the place he started his profession. And he turned the idolized participant of the fans – and he defended himself from the criticism of the rival fans, like that of Flamengo, the opponent tonight, at 21:30 at the Neo Química Arena, in the first match of the Libertadores quarter-finals.

Among the purple and blacks, there’s a “bad reputation” that caught to Fagner for six years. It all began in 2016, when the aspect gave Éderson a sturdy introduction in a duel. In the identical match, the participant requested to be substituted, with ache in his proper knee. Timão gained 4-0, and the flamenco participant spent 9 months in therapy. On the approach again, in accordance to Éderson, the two had a dialog:

– In the second leg of the Maracanã, Fagner got here to the dressing room and requested to communicate to me. I acquired him respectfully, and he apologized for the intrusion, explaining that it was unintentional, that he had no concept it may trigger such severe damage, and I accepted the apology. Football is a contact recreation, accidents occur. I remorse extra how the restoration was dealt with than how the damage was brought about. The damage itself is an act of soccer – mentioned the former midfielder, who retired in 2020 and denounced Flamengo’s alleged negligence, in an interview with ESPN two years in the past.

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Watch Fagner’s introduction to Ederson in 2016

Since that recreation, Fagner has confronted Flamengo in 11 extra video games, with six defeats, 4 attracts and just one win. The right-back acquired a yellow card in solely a kind of matches.

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Fagner and Éderson in battle in 2016 — Photo: Taba Benedicto/Agência O Dia/Estadão Content

Brazil’s champion in the final World Cup, Fagner has spoken many instances about the reputation of the bad participant. Sportv, in 2018, acknowledged the 1.68m athlete as a arduous hitting participant.

– Being a participant with the function of a marker, and being of a decrease degree, if I soften in the play, they may overwhelm me… I’m robust, not evil – he assured, “Come on, Friends!” of that 12 months

Due to some accidents, Fagner has performed little this 12 months. In 2022, he performed simply 23 of the group’s 47 video games and acquired 5 yellow playing cards. His final knock was in the ultimate spherical of the 2021 Brasileirão in opposition to Juventude when he kicked Capixaba in the abdomen in stoppage time.

Fagner's last red card, against Juventude, in the Brazilian's final round of 2021

Fagner’s final purple card, in opposition to Juventude, in the Brazilian’s ultimate spherical of 2021

However, two of Fagner’s former coaches defended the enjoying fashion of the No. 23 shirt, proprietor of 5 Corinthians titles (2015 and 2017 Brazilians and the third championship in 2017/18/19) and the twelfth most-capped participant in historical past. of Timon (459).

Dyego Coelho says the label positioned on Corinthians is unfair and exaggerated. They labored collectively on two events, in 2019 and 2020:

– Fagner has a very excessive degree of competitiveness. He does not like dropping duels, which is one among the causes why many individuals think about him a violent man, however I do not see it that approach. He is a very aggressive man who takes cost of the publish and rarely loses to a defensive participant. That tag should not exist. He has full data of the state of affairs. With competitiveness he says: “Hola-eta won’t develop in my sector”. He has it. At instances, he arrives stronger and fouls more durable as a result of he’s aggressive. For the coach and for a group like Corinthians, that is all we would like.

Tiago Nunes, who promised Fagner in 2020, additionally disagrees with the bad reputation. According to him, rival fans feed this example:

– I feel that is a label, primarily constructed by competitors. Fagner is an exemplary athlete in on a regular basis life, with glorious conduct in coaching. He is a aggressive athlete with a stronger mood, and I see that he offers properly with the opinions he hears on the topic – emphasised the coach who left Ceará in March of this 12 months.

For Timão, Fagner discusses his fifth version of the Libertadores (2015, 2016, 2018, 2020 and 2022). He has 28 matches for the match with the Timão shirt, with 14 wins, eight attracts and 6 defeats.

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