Statements by Sérgio Conceição, coach of FC Porto, in a press convention previewing the reception of Gil Vicente, match within the quarter-finals of the League Cup.
Gil Vicente: “This is a knockout sport, a sport that now we have to win to be within the final 4. Gil Vicente comes from two wins and a attract Covilhã, there are some conditions within the sport which have modified with Daniel, however we all know that Gil is sweet. Last 12 months they’d a championship, with many gamers from this squad, very fascinating, the true shock of final 12 months. A sport awaits us in opposition to a workforce who received 3-0 at Portimonense, it is up to us to discover the end result and look in the direction of one other ultimate.”
Team image: “The picture… It’s true that for one purpose or one other the primary half was completely different from the second half, however we entered the video games effectively. Toni scored instantly as a result of we entered alive, it was good -hot, we alerted the gamers to all the things. regardless of the incidents within the sport, we wish them to be alive, focus… Then there may be the benefit of the opponents, they’re more energizing, we’re a really robust workforce that can tire the opponents. first, twentieth or final minute, the need is at all times the identical. I can guarantee you that it’s not the fault of the gamers, however some deserves of Vizela and a few shortcomings of mine for not informing the participant in some conditions. ‘Do not suppose that that is an moral conduct, not good. The workforce at all times comes to the sport robust and stays robust within the sport, which causes some put on on opponents. We reap the benefits of that inside our sport. We create loads of conditions, which I as anticipated.”
More Gold Dragons? “I do not know what the president means. demonstration that the membership goes effectively and that is what we wish to occur for a few years to come. You know my relationship with the president, it is like a brother, a very good friendship, however that does not intervene in any respect with what I’m as a coach. I had the chance to say on the finish of the occasion, it’s not for events, however I had the chance to have enjoyable and Enjoyed a singular variety of soccer on the planet. We do not give due quantity to what the president did for the membership, for the area. It takes years, possibly. A frontrunner and after this asshole I give [risos], that is how I actually really feel. It is a lovely occasion, a membership that’s doing effectively, a very good second after 4 years of sacrifice, that has carried out effectively by way of titles, in Europe now we have managed to be within the superior phases of Champions League and such. we wish to proceed. Tomorrow is one other step in the direction of the ultimate 4. With seriousness and the need of the world to win.”