Updated on 01/30/2021 09:22 pm
Palmeiras coach, Portuguese Abel Ferreira, said this Saturday that, after winning the Copa Libertadores thanks to the victory over fellow Brazilian Santos in the final, he will give the players a short break but will call them up shortly because they still have much to gain.
The coach affirmed that, although there is a lot to celebrate for the title, there is also a lot of work ahead because Palmeiras will still play in the coming weeks. Club World Cup in Qatar, the end of the Cup of Brazil and the last six days of the Brazilian Championship.
In the press conference he gave after the final played at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, the Portuguese admitted that one of his rules is that players only have 24 hours to celebrate a victory or regret a defeat, but that this time will grant them an exception, with a little more time.
“We are going to celebrate but we have to get back to work soon. It’s good to feel this emotion, but we have to go back to training when before because there are still many more things to conquer.“, he claimed Ferreira in an interview interrupted twice by the players of the Palm Trees, who invaded the auditorium of the Maracana to cheer the technician and even gave him a bath with buckets of water.
As champion of the Libertadores After beating Santos 1-0 in the final, Palmeiras guaranteed qualification to play the FIFA Club World Cup in February in Qatar, a tournament in which they will enter the semifinals directly to face the winner of the duel between the Mexican Tigres and South Korean Ulsan.