– I have a lot of respect for Rooster, a lot of respect for the crowd that welcomes me very well, but if you think that’s not intensity, I’ll ask you to leave. When I take the field, I do my best. To say that our will was lacking is unacceptable,” he said.
Talking about the match, the Galo player classified the result as “inexplicable”. For him, the football presented on the field by the alvinegra team was of a high level. Hulk regretted the missed chances in the first half and stated that, in case of a goal, the story could have been different.
– If you look at the game today, the numbers, if you say that we lacked the will, lacked intensity, delivery of the players… I play these 16, 17 years as a professional outside (Brazil) because it was useless. The football we presented today was of a high level (…) we created a lot, had a very high intensity in the first half and the ball did not enter. If one of mine or Keno’s had entered, the game would be another story,” he commented.
Hulk hadn’t played for Galo since the last day 4, when he injured his calf in the victory against Atlético-GO. The new defeat prevented the alvinegro club from approaching the opponents in the fight for a spot in the Copa Libertadores. Atlético remains stationed in seventh place in the table with 40 points.