Serie B champion of the Brazilian Championship this year, Cruzeiro is already planning the next steps for the 2023 season. According to CEO Gabriel Lima, the Minas Gerais club is attentive to the market while waiting for the best opportunities to strengthen the squad led by the coach. Paolo Pezzolano.
According to the executive, Raposa will continue the policy of financial austerity adopted by Ronaldo Fenmeno, director of Sociedade Anima do Futebol (SAF), in this period of reconstruction. Therefore, the club won’t go ‘crazy’ to sign players.
“We’re going to stay true to the values we’ve used here at the club this year. We’re going to look for a team that obviously fits in on the pitch, but we’re not going to be crazy about We’re going to stick to our controls, because the only way Cruzeiro will be sustainable in the long run,” he said.
“There is no point in accelerating growth. Value destruction happens very quickly, now you build value is step by step. And trying to take a step bigger than your leg is very dangerous. We we therefore want to make sure that we move forward and build a long-term and sustainable winning cruise,” he concluded.
Competitive team for 2023
“Sportingly speaking, we will be competitive next year. We are going to have a good team, we are going to compete according to the Cruzeiro tradition. Let’s say we won’t have the chance to compete,” he said.
Cruzeiro’s squad will undergo a major overhaul for the 2023 season. Players underutilized in this year’s successful campaign are unlikely to stay, however athletes with growth potential should be monitored.
Last week, Fox announced its first reinforcement. This is defender Neris, who was last in Al-Hazm, Saudi Arabia. Cruzeiro also has a verbal agreement with goalkeeper Anderson, who belongs to Athletico-PR.