In search of qualifying the squad for the second half of the Brazilian, the Botafogo went shopping in the market and brought a total of ten reinforcements for the second half. Some of them became fundamental for Luís Castro’s team, which ended up reacting in the table. However, some others had difficulty adapting to national football and have not yet managed to deliver as expected. With that, the recovery in the classification, despite being positive, has not been enough to take Glorioso back to Libertadores.
Among the hires that can be considered a success are: Tiquinho Soares, adryelson, marçal and Edward. All became holders of the carioca team and were very important in several moments of the competition. In the end, Eduardo ended up getting injured and will no longer play in 2022, but he was a key player in points conquered by Glorioso.
Other reinforcements such as Gabriel Pires, Danilo Barbosa and Junior Santos they even added the alvinegro cast, but they did not become fundamental pieces. In the match against Cuiabá, Gabriel was booed by Botafogo fans. Luís Castro came out in defense of the player.
“In a family, when one element is affected by something, the whole family suffers from it. We are no different. When a colleague is booed, criticized, they all suffer because they are a team. A team suffers together, loses together, wins together. When a player is booed, the whole team is being booed,” said the coach.
Other signings like the goalkeeper Lucas Perriwhich arrived as an option at the bank, Jacob Montes and Luis Henrique had little chance. The biggest disappointment is for the young striker revealed in Botafogo. Back at the Rio club, Luis Henrique was unable to stand out and justify the alvinegro effort that won a dispute with Flamengo for his hiring.