Sass praises Cruzeiro and says Itair was a good manager but “convincing”

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Forward Sass performed for Cruzeira between 2017 and 2021

The Cruzeiro striker between 2017 and 2021, Sass extolled the greatness of the heavenly membership and spoke about his relationship with Itair Machado, the previous vice-president of Raposa. In an interview for the channel Youtube The Charla Podcast‘ this Friday (5) the participant mentioned that the manager was a good manager but ‘convincing’.

“Itair was (a good manager) for me. I haven’t got a lot to say about Itair, no. He’s a good conversationalist. Itair was a rattling convincing man. I haven’t got a lot to speak about with him, but what occurred there, it is exhausting to say,” he mentioned middle.

After serving at Botafogo, Sass joined Cruzeiro in 2017, aged 23. For the Celestial staff, he reached his peak within the 2018 Copa Libertadores when he was the Celestial staff’s high scorer within the competitors with 5 objectives, together with Thiago Neves.

“I got here in 2017. I had a very good section within the Libertadores 2018. An incredible staff. In the section I spent there, we received expressive titles. BH is a very good place. A staff that accepted me very effectively. Unfortunately issues occurred on the finish of the 12 months (2019) that everybody already is aware of. But I preserve that with nice love,” mentioned the ahead.

For Cruzeiro, Sass received two Campeonato Mineiro (2018 and 2019) and two Copa do Brasil (2017 and 2018). Despite the achievements, the participant skilled the worst second within the membership’s historical past, relegation in 2019. In complete, there have been 92 video games and 20 objectives scored for the celestial stars.

strike and punishment

One of essentially the most memorable episodes within the historical past of the conflict between Cruzeiro and Palmeiras is the conflict within the return leg of the 2018 Copa do Brasil semi-final in Mineiro. In the confusion, ahead Sass, who was defending Rapos, hit the winger Mayke, from Verdo.

The brawl began on the pitch of the stadium, after the tip of the match, which resulted in a 1 : 1 outcome. The Palmeiras gamers, indignant on the refereeing and elimination of Cruzeiro, attacked the celestial athletes, who bought again at them. Sass was ejected for the hit and given a six-game suspension.

“Dude, it is sport over. We received. Then that brawl began, maintain, pull, take it or do not take it. Until we have been in it, sizzling blood. Then Mayke handed Loj. Then I gave him a band. When I threw him out, he staggered and got here at me. It was like, motion and response. Me or him. Sass.

“But it was due to VAR. If you have a look at him in sluggish movement, it seems like he was like an ox. But I bought a 12-game suspension. I was knocked out of the ultimate. The Copa do Brasil pays a lot of cash. He harm me in every little thing. ( …) I did not have a likelihood to speak to him. I’ve no contacts. I spoke in different interviews. I apologized,” he added.

Due to the suspension, Sass was eradicated from the Copa do Brasil last, which was received by Cruzeiro. The Celestial staff received their sixth league title after beating Corinthians 1-0 in Mineiro and 2-1 at Arena Corinthians in Sao Paulo.

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