Corinthians: Vital vents about penalty mistake in the Copa do Brasil

Corinthians saw Mateus Vital isolate his penalty kick in the final of the Copa do Brasil, and the player tried to explain the error after the match; check out

Mateus Vital came out as a kind of ‘villain’ of the Corinthians at the end of Brazil’s Cup. The midfielder missed the penalty he gave to the Flamengo the opportunity to win the competition title last Wednesday, 19th, at the Maracanã stadium. After the game, the alvinegro athlete broke the silence about his mistake in the alternating charges and took responsibility for the mistake.

The Corinthians player, in an interview during the mixed zone, apologized to the crowd and did not hide from criticism. According to Mateus Vital, the athlete can make mistakes in situations like the final of the Copa do Brasil and who tried to do his best for Timão. The midfielder didn’t hide his frustration at wasting the chance to win the unprecedented title in his career.

First, start by apologizing to the crowd. Unfortunately… only those who hit miss. I slapped face to face there and couldn’t convert. I believe that in the general context we were better. The second half showed that we wanted to win. I was very unhappy. I made a mistake, I take all the responsibility, but it’s to raise your head”said the midfielder.

Mateus Vital followed up with his justification and also with his apology: “I had the personality there to say that I wanted to hit. I wasn’t happy this time, but in the general context I was able to help us score the goal and take it to penalties. I apologize once again to the fans. Now it’s time to lift your head. Trying to get something positive out of this situation. I’m sure I’ll come out of here stronger. I will not give up“.

Corinthians failed to win the Copa do Brasil title, and players left the Maracanã in frustration (Credit: GettyImages)

In addition, Mateus Vital took the opportunity to tell details of how he trained and stressed that the feeling, after the crash, was one of frustration: “I trained by hitting cross, but I caught it too low and it went up too much. Feeling of frustration, being in this situation. But I’m quite proud of our championship“.

Important achievement for Flamengo!

It is worth remembering that the Rio de Janeiro team had already been champions in other editions, such as 1990, 2006 and 2013. With the victory over Corinthians, Flamengo won the national competition again after nine years. Now, he is the third biggest winner next to Palmeiras. Timão also sought the fourth national championship.

greatest champions

Cruise: 6 titles (1993, 1996, 2000, 2003, 2017 and 2018)
Gremio: 5 titles (1989, 1994, 1997, 2001 and 2016)
Palmeiras: 4 titles (1998, 2012, 2015 and 2020)
Flamengo: 4 titles (1990, 2006, 2013 and 2022)
Corinthians: 3 titles (1995, 2002 and 2009)
Atlético-MG: 2 titles (2014 and 2021)
Fluminense: 1 title (2007)
International: 1 title (1992)
Athletico-PR: 1 title (2019)
Vasco: 1 title (2011)
Santos: 1 title (2010)
Sport: 1 title (2008)
Criciúma: 1 title (1991)
Youth: 1 title (1999)
Santo André: 1 title (2004)
Paulista: 1 title (2005)

Source: sportbuzz

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