Corinthians started the league as one of the favourites to win the league title, but the season has gone extremely poorly for the club, who won the European equivalent of the Champions league only recently. They recently suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Botofogo. As a result, they are 13 points behind leaders Cruzeiro in the table. Despite this, striker José Paolo Guerrero is confident that the team can win the title. This seems to be a very bold claim to make given the points that the club has to make up from now till the end of the season.
Corinthians have been on a very poor run of form in recent weeks. This has been demonstrated by the run of just one victory in the last five matches. One of the major problems for the team has been scoring goals. In the 20 matches this season, they have managed to score only 19 goals. Paolo Guerrero has been very poor in front of goal this season. In these matches, he has managed to score only four goals. Despite this, he is of the opinion that Corinthians can put up a late title challenge. The club currently hold the FIFA Club World Cup title after managing to beat Chelsea in the competition at the start of this year.
“We are still in with a fighting chance. Nobody doubts that Corinthians are still one of the best teams in Brazil. I am confident that the team will recover. The great thing about Brazilian football is that anything can happen. We are going to fight until the last moment and believe we can still be champions,” said the striker ahead of the weekend’s match with Goiás. Since this match will be at home, three points will be the minimum fans will be expecting in order to get the job done.