the week of Botafogo promises to be busy. At the pace of team restructuring for the Brazilianthe club awaits the arrival of the coach Luís Castro and the steering wheel Oyama in the coming days to reinforce the cast. However, the team will have a challenge this Monday, for Carioca. Alvinegro faces the Fluminense, at 20h, for the semifinal of the tournament. Without the advantage of a tie, the team will be able to bet on the news that have already been announced by the John Textor to dribble the unfavorable retrospect.
Unlike rivals, Botafogo started the From Rio aiming to assemble the cast for the Brazilian. Before the arrival of Textor, the club even looked for reinforcements and made signings, but waited for the sale of Alvinegro to think about a plan for the season. In this way, the team also received reinforcements during the first stage of the state and introduced new characters in the games, with some of them standing out.
Even before the start of the season, Botafogo agreed to hire Klaus, who worked in Ceará for two years. However, the defender was injured during training and is still recovering. At the old club, he lost space and arrived in Rio de Janeiro to compose the squad, being an option on the bench to Kanu.
Fabinho, who also played for Ceará, was another player announced in the pre-season. Despite having fluctuated in 2021, due to medical problems, the midfielder has already completed nine games for Botafogo and has been fighting for a space in the team. in the attack, Vinicius Lopes was also acquired, but was injured during training and had to undergo surgery. He has yet to debut for Alvinegro. Before in Goiás, Bren was another reinforcement for 2022. The midfielder completed nine games for Botafogo and scored one goal.
Featured in Serie B by Brasil de Pelotas, erison was the fifth to arrive at Alvinegro. At 22 years old, the striker had a good season at the Rio Grande do Sul club and has been essential for the team’s offensive sector in this Carioca. In just 10 games, the player scored six goals and provided two assists, becoming the top scorer of the squad in the competition. The youngster also won over the crowd, which in a short time already nicknamed him ‘El Toro’, for his physical strength and ability to explode in plays.
Under the management of John Textor, three players have already been announced by Botafogo, but only one will be able to debut against Fluminense. Philipe Sampaiowhich worked at Guingamp-FRA, was registered with the IDB and will be an option for Lúcio Flávio. like Klaus and Lucas Mezenga are injured, the confirmation of the athlete in the match is crucial for the club to have peace of mind in relation to the defense.