Despite admitting Denmark’s biggest favourite, Paulo Jorge Pereira did not hide his disappointment with the defeat (28-34) in the fourth round of the Olympic tournament. Portugal picker took the greatest strength of the opponent.
“When you lose it’s always negative, but we’re talking about facing the best that there is in the sport. It’s a tough duel, but I think we’ve been fighting for the match most of the time. There was a part that was located more in Denmark, which is understandable because we’re up against a degree. Higher than the difficulty as we have to do everything right. We can’t go wrong with beating these teams”, vent to RTP.
Fourth in Group B, Portugal knows that beating Japan, in the last round scheduled for Sunday dawn, will be enough to move forward. A match that will be played at an unusual time for the Portuguese reality.
“We always play to win here, knowing that a draw might be enough. It scares me to play at nine in the morning [1 hora da madrugada em Lisboa]with the Japanese. I hope everyone reacts well, this is part of the positive calendar and we try to do everything early, have breakfast at 6 in the morning to play at 9, so that we don’t suffer too much from the impact of a key match for us,” he said, echoing the Portuguese ambition: He comes to the Olympics he comes to fight for the medals, now we can only think about that when we get through this stage. We have had a lot of adaptation problems here, but we are better and everyone will continue to grow.”
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