Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pele Does Not Agree with Luxemburgo and Says it is Too Early for Santos to Give Up The Next Libertadores

After the draw with Avai-SC last Saturday at Vila belmiro, coach Vanderlei Luxemburgo showed some disencouragement towards the team. He said he finds very hard Santos to qualify for the Libertadores 2010. Luxa's opinion was not seen with good eyes by the King of Soccer. Pele has a good relationship with Luxa but still cannot understand the motives that made the coach say that.

In the King's opinion, it is too early to give up. Santos is in 12th place in the competition, with 24 points. The 4th place is Internacional, with 30 points. There are still 20 games left. Pele believes that this is enough to the team to show improviment.

" I do not believe that Luxemburgo is a quitter. He is just not like that. Getting a draw out of a home game is normal. It happens. It is too early to assume that things are already defined" said Pele in his interview for the newspaper "A Tribuna".

For the portuguese version, click here.

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