Statements by Sérgio Conceição, coach of FC Porto, in a press convention previewing the match towards Vitória, in Guimarães (Saturday, 20:30), referring to the seventeenth spherical of the Bwin League.
FC Porto should unfold the consistency proven at residence within the video games performed as a visitor in I Liga, warned coach Sérgio Conceição this Friday, on the eve of the duel in Guimarães, within the seventeenth spherical.
“Even now, earlier than the coaching, I emphasize it in somewhat dialog with them [os jogadores]. In the subsequent 4 video games, three are away. If we would like a extra aggressive spirit in any respect ranges, we have to have a look at distance video games [fazemos] at residence, the best way now we have all the time performed it all these years. There are some inefficiencies within the offensive stage away, however we’re more practical at residence”, analyzed the coach, in a press convention.
FC Porto reached the final spherical of the primary spherical with 12 factors misplaced – 9 of them within the stadiums of Rio Ave (loss), Estoril (draw), Santa Clara (draw) and Casa Pia (draw) – towards 11 was wasted all through the earlier version, when he was the nationwide champion with a file 91 factors.
“There might be one match that I do not like very a lot on this aggressive spirit that now we have, which is with Santa Clara. I feel we did properly with the others. Even within the sport we misplaced to Vila do Conde [derrota por 1-3 frente ao Rio Ave], the primary half was not good, however within the second we created sufficient alternatives to win. It’s a dialog we’re having internally, as a result of we have to give a constructive response,” he mentioned.
After the null (0-0) at Casa Pia, the workforce of Sérgio Conceição misplaced to obtain Famalicão (4-1) and returned to the successes of the competitors, benefiting from the tie between the chief Benfica and Sporting, within the Lisbon derby (2 -2) within the sixteenth spherical, to strategy the highest.
“We are used to video games with strain and difficulties that now we have to beat. We defend the colours of a membership the place that strain is all the time there. If it is not inside, I’ll do you a favor to make it We cannot watch the sport tomorrow [sábado] and take into account the outcome constructive aside from the win. We actually need to win, as a result of we’re behind the 2 groups and we need to end the championship first”, he appealed.
The “dragons” lowered the gap to Benfica to 5 factors and 7 forward of Sporting, in fourth place, remaining one behind Sporting de Braga, who remained within the vice-leadership with a tangential victory to obtain Boavista (1 -0) .
“You do not must set an instance [o empate com o Casa Pia]. The video games are for the workforce to enhance and be taught from a number of the issues it did or did not do. We are engaged on that. The work week is nice, like another. After all, we need to switch what we work on day by day to the sport. We need to win towards Casa Pia. If now we have character and sparkle in our eyes tomorrow [sábado], issues will end up properly for us in higher or lesser issue. There are three decisive factors”, he defined.
Sergio Conceição recollects the “very fascinating” lecture given this week by defender Pepe to the captains of FC Porto’s youth groups to maintain the principle squad alert in “blues and whites”, who’re in a streak of 14 video games with out a loss. .
“What he meant, and in that sense I additionally misinterpreted the victory, is that there are some relaxations after a victory. This time we must be extra alert. If we win a sport, now we have performed higher issues proper than we did. .not performed properly, however now we have to proceed. It is in the most effective moments that we’re normally interrupted somewhat, however we can’t, as a result of it prices us and factors might price us the championship.
FC Porto, ranked third, with 36 factors, 5 behind chief Benfica and one behind vice Braga, will go to Vitória de Guimarães, sixth, with 24, on Saturday, at 20:30, at Estádio D. Afonso Henriques, in Guimarães, in a match for the seventeenth spherical, the tip of the primary spherical of the I Liga, which might be refereed by Luís Godinho, from the Évora Football Association.