Flamengo and Palmeiras decide on Libertadores 2021 this Saturday, in Montevideo, Uruguay, and for the commentator Walter Casagrande a factor that can be decisive in the final is the mental state of the athletes. The former striker wrote on his blog on the ‘GE’ portal that the ’emotional work’ is the most important thing until this weekend’s game.
– It’s very bad to go through this, because the head is always stuck on the most important game. In reality, they want everything to go quickly so they can dream of Libertadores’ decision. A lot of anxiety comes and it’s normal, because you dream of a game like this – explained the former athlete.
– That’s why I believe there should be a psychologist (o) at these times to talk, let the player talk about what he’s feeling, dreams, fears… we always try to guess the future to be champions. I am very much in favor of a strong and constant psychological work for the athletes, especially the top ones, as they are the players of the teams of Abel Ferreira and Renato Gaúcho – added the commentator.
– I see this game with a lot of tension because they are the last two champions of the Copa Libertadores. Looks like a bullshit. From now until Saturday, the most important work is on the emotional side, because whatever tactic the coaches choose, their players are already used to it. The two teams know each other well – completed Casagrande.