″Let’s not spoil the goal because of the sauna″

Pinto da Costa remembers Artur Jorge and Tomislav Ivic in the first half of the particular program entitled “The President’s Men”, on Porto Canal.

Betting on Artur Jorge: “I met Artur Jorge when he was a junior at FC Porto. We have a pleasant relationship. I’ve an appreciation for the approach he performs. I do know that Artur Jorge’s approach of soccer have to work, with circumstances and assist. I’ve data of Pedroto’s strategies, because I’m an assistant in Guimarães. I’ve his college. When I instructed Pedroto that I used to be sick, he thought it was a good selection. I went to Lisbon, I had lunch with Artur Jorge in a restaurant close to Hotel Altis. He instructed me tales about what he had been by way of at Portimonense and I mentioned: ‘I need to coach FC Porto subsequent 12 months.’ And he requested: ‘So, do you’ve gotten the braveness to ask me after I got here all the way down to Portimonense?’ ‘Me, until I haven’t got the braveness to return. But it is not to go to FC Porto simply to go. It’s to win’ To which he mentioned: ‘Let’s win!’ And he was satisfied that he would win.

conversations: “Ninety p.c of the conversations with Pedroto are about soccer. Artur Jorge likes to speak about literature, music… And I prefer it too. Of course, we additionally discuss soccer and FC Porto, however not it is like Pedroto, who he admires in soccer. Artur Jorge’s intelligence is not utterly targeted on soccer. Artur Jorge has completely different concepts and ideas from Pedroto.”

Players: “During Pedroto’s time, FC Porto performed very nicely, however they did not have gamers like Artur Jorge, beginning with the goalkeeper: Mlynarczyk is one of the greatest goalkeepers to move by way of the membership. There is Madjer, the most full FC Porto. set. Gomes at his greatest. With gamers of that worth, it’s extra essential to have gamers with character to get a staff.”

Travel to Denmark and finish in Vienna: “Sometimes, Artur Jorge is shy, he is aware of easy methods to put together the staff, however, for instance, we went to Denmark to play Brondby, I keep in mind that he, I will not say defeated, however with out that willpower, and I used to be additionally motivated by him, I used to be the one who talked to the staff the evening earlier than the sport. that individual does not play anymore.’ To which I mentioned: ‘Arthur, take it straightforward. Perhaps going there’s higher for you… We are right here to be champions, we come armed with little sheep for the slaughter, however we’ll win. We will not destroy- on our massive goal because of the sauna. We may be champions of Europe now, or we’ll by no means change! We will go down in the historical past of soccer. To be a champion towards a monster like Bayern is for historical past.’ And then he was satisfied and I believe what he mentioned at the break was the consequence of that conviction.

Tomislav Ivic: “Artur Jorge nonetheless had a contract when he left, however he was in a really harmful scenario, which I, as a pal, understood. He will die in Paris. He has the risk of going to Matra Racing. It is understood to me that all the things is true and I let him go free, because I perceive the horrible downside of his life. And I perceive that I’ve to alter the plan just a little. The college coach Pedroto and Artur Jorge, at all times in contrast . The comparability, anybody, is at all times damaging. To do higher than each is not possible. soccer to win, I met with Ivic, I talked with him, we had lunch in Geneva, I used to be joyful… We made techniques instantly with these serviette, I instantly drew. He was very satisfied, enthusiastic instantly and that day. it was agreed that he can be the subsequent coach. act after a couple of days. We received the league by 15 factors, received the Intercontinental Cup and the European Super Cup. This made milestone in the historical past of FC Porto. A beautiful individual.”

Confusing phrases: “At any second, all I take into consideration is soccer. He has a humorous phrase on match days. They ask him: ‘So mister, how are you?’ And he’d say, ‘Like a coach at some point in soccer.'”

The tactic with out Madjer: “We will play with Ajax in the Super Cup, a really highly effective staff, and he mentioned: ‘We will win. They have Madjer and so they do not have Madjer. [Barros], coming from behind like a hare!’ And it occurred as he mentioned. They did not understand there was no spear and Rui remoted himself 3 times, scoring one of them. Ivic has one other model, one other nationality, however he received!”

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