In a press conference held at Jose Alvalade Stadium, Ruben Amorim stressed that “winning is always important”, not only to continue the seven-game winning streak, but above all to “keep the position” and go with “good feelings”. To stop the tournament due to the commitments of the teams.
“The players are ready to change the competition. The match will be completely different, Pacos de Ferreira will be more aggressive. It is a team that prepared the game well and knows Sporting better than Besiktas. To prepare, and that always helps. We have to be prepared for a team that is aggressive, makes a lot of mistakes and looks for depth”.
Facing the praises of Pachins coach Jorge Simao, who highlighted the Lions as the most complex team to face, Leonino’s coach thanked his Pachos de Ferreira counterpart’s words, but ensured he was not cheated before. This talk.
“I’m happy with that. All the teams are having good times and I see it with good eyes, but I’m not kidding. There are great teams in Portugal and we can lose to Pacos de Ferreira. We know the match will be very great. It’s difficult.. We have to score.. one goal.” at least “.
With Sporting tied with FC Porto in first place, both on 26 points in 10 matches, Ruben Amorim declined to comment on the results ‘crisis’ of Benfica, who have had some advantage over rivals for about a month now. He has already fallen behind in the rankings, reminding the team of the importance of maintaining modesty in their challenges.
“We don’t talk about rivals. Two weeks ago, we lost twice in the ‘Champions’ and were behind Benfica. Football changes a lot and there is no benefit that lasts forever. What we have to do is be humble against Paços de Ferreira. No matter what happens. to competitors.”
Emphasizing that Thiago Thomas is ready for the squad, after overcoming his physical issues, the Sporting coach also assumed full-back Pedro Borro has two more weeks of recovery. On the other hand, he refused to give ownership of the offensive trio of the last games, consisting of Paulinho, Sarabia and Pedro Gonçalves, who played a decisive role in the good Leonine series.
“The three up front are not guaranteed, this trio did not work well before. Nuno Santos had a very big impact and I think he will have a better season than last season, Yovani was also important at the start and Thiago Thomas had some physical problems. Now they are doing well. And I’m trying to keep going, but everyone’s ready to play.”
A match between Paços de Ferreira, in 10th place, with 11 points, and Sporting, in second place, with 26 (equal to the FC Porto leader), scheduled for Sunday, 19:00, in Estádio Capital do Móvel, in Paços de Ferreira and will be judged by Louis Godinho.
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