Thiago Rodrigues, Vasco’s goalkeeperDaniel Ramalho/CR Vasco da Gama
Published 10/23/2022 11:54
Rio – Goalkeeper Thiago Rodrigues went through ups and downs like most Vasco players in Serie B. With two rounds to go, Cruz-Maltino is very close to securing access and this raises questions about the future. Like Anderson Conceição, Thiago Rodrigues also has a renewal clause in his contract. However, he lost sight of the future, as he aroused the interest of another giant of Brazilian football.
“We had a contact from São Paulo, but we preferred to stay because of the project built since the beginning of the year. We came here believing, we planted, we experienced several good phases here and we are reaping this. elite is very important to me.”
Thiago Rodrigues was decisive in the victory over Criciúma, last Saturday, in São Januário, by 2 to 1. The goalkeeper performed at least two miracles, one when the game was 1 to 0 and another, at the end, when Vasco already was winning. The player commented on the defenses, stating that they were the most important in his trajectory at Cruz-Maltino.
“There were two special defenses, they will be in my top-5, top-3 of the year. This one, due to the magnitude of the game, which put us one step away from access, really moves us and makes it more special. I think it was the The last one, but the first one was very difficult, because I was passing the ball, but I can take it off. The last one had a degree of difficulty and the importance was greater because it was after the turn, at the end of the game. So it was more difficult”, said.
“I think that victory over Operário was very important, that game against Criciúma, but the fundamental point was against Sport. Raniel’s goal, I even told him it was the access goal. It was the game that kept us live, if we lose, we would arrive against Criciúma with a different atmosphere. Really this game there against Sport brought us closer to access, but the next one will be the most important”, concluded Thiago Rodrigues.
Vasco will play again next Thursday, again in São Januário, against Sampaio Corrêa. Cruz-Maltino grants access in case of victory, but can go up even with a defeat, as long as Sport, Londrina and Ituano don’t win in the round.