Ferretti: "We won't be taken by surprise this time"
FIFA.com caught up with Brazil coach Ferretti as he supervised his side's final training session before the eagerly-awaited semi-final against Spain in the FIFA Futsal World Championship Chinese Taipei 2004.
FIFA.com: Ferretti, Brazil lost 4-3 to Spain in the FIFA Futsal World Championship Guatemala 2000 Final. The talk is of revenge ahead of this year's semi-final clash.
Ferretti: To be frank, the two situations are completely different and you just can't compare them at all. The teams then and now don't have a great deal in common, both have completely changed.
What do you think could be the key to success tomorrow?
I think the outcome of the match will be decided in defence, because both teams possess very strong strikers and huge potential in attack. Whatever happens, it will be easier for us than four years ago as we know all about our opponents and we won't let ourselves be taken by surprise this time.
What will you do if you fall behind?
It could well be important to take the lead in this match, but I don't think either of the two teams will see it as a catastrophe if they go behind. That won't be what decides the issue. Both teams are well organised and have the quality in depth to turn things around even if they go a goal down.
Have you seen all Spain's games here in Chinese Taipei?
We've seen any number of games involving Spain and not just at this tournament. I've been watching them for more than three years. I watched the games against Italy and Portugal on video. Their real strength lies in defence and especially keeper Luis Amado. He's a superb reader of a game. Our strikers will need to use all their nous.
Do you expect to win?
If we go about it intelligently then I'm confident we'll win, although we'll need our share of luck too.
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