Archer finished his first season with the shirt of Rubro-Negro and intends to win even more titles
the season of Flamengo ended in a very positive way for their fans. This is because, with the arrival of Dorival Júnior and with the Club prioritizing knockout competitions, Mengão ended the year 2022 with the Copa do Brasil and Libertadores titles. That is, although he was distant from Palmeiras in the fight for the Brasileirão, he won two of the three most coveted cups in Brazil.
That said, one of the novelties of the Rubro-Negro in relation to the last season was the goalkeeper Santos. The archer came from Athletico Paranaense in April, still in the first semester. Champion of the South American Championship with Hurricane in 2021 and Olympic champion with the Brazilian National Teameveryone expected him to quickly assume the title, but things didn’t go that way.
When the coach was still Paulo Sousa, the Portuguese opted to rotate in some matches of Mais Querido. Furthermore, Santos suffered a muscle injury shortly after his debut and had to miss Flamengo in several games, taking time to sign. For that reason, in an interview with JPBTV, Rede Globo’s local newspaper in Paraíba, he made the following statement:
🇧🇷It was a difficult period that I had never been through.🇧🇷 He had already undergone knee surgery, but this muscle injury situation was the first time. And that at the beginning already gives uncertainty, instability. But, it served a lot so that I could better prepare for the 2022 sequel. I knew I was going to have a busy and difficult season. I was able to improve on a few things that needed it and the rest is history. It was a difficult period, but it served as a learning experience.🇧🇷🇧🇷 unveiled the new shirt 1.
Now, with the titles won, the fans’ confidence and Diego Alves’ retirement, Santos has become even more of a regular at Mengão. THEAt the age of 32, he wore the shirt of Rubro-Negro for the first time against Talleres (ARG), in Libertadores. Since then, he has played in 37 games for Pride of the Nation, with only three defeats throughout the entire 2022 season.