Braga coach admits tiredness but highlights extra motivation for his passage in the Europa League.
In the aftermath of the passage to the quarter-finals of the Europa League, Braga will play tomorrow (8 pm) at Portimonense’s ground looking to break the fast of three games without winning for the championship. Arsenalistas are motivated by the triumph (3-1 on aggregate) against Monaco and there are two highlights for the match. Ricardo Horta has not scored in three games and should try to overcome the problem, while Abel Ruiz can keep the title, coming from two goals against the French team.
“We are still in the hangover of the game with extremely tired players but after a positive result everyone takes a step forward, everyone wants to play, everyone is more available and in that sense the team will give a good response”, he began. for explaining Carlos Carvalhal, coach of the Minho. The coach said that “passing through a tie conveys confidence”, but he will face a Portimonense who “is a good team, has good players and a good coach”. “The team has presented a very high level of cohesion and delivery. We are going to be a competitive team, facing the opponent’s goal, we realize that we have an opponent of respect, but we are intent and we are determined to win the game, respecting the individual and collective capacities of Portimonense”, guaranteed Carvalhal.
Algarve double fast
Portimonense is in the worst series of the season, without winning for 12 games and the record against Braga is not positive: the Minho have not won since 1990. Coach Paulo Sérgio highlighted the “diverse game model” of the Arsenal players, for the which alerted the players. “There are two or three nuances that we have drawn the attention of athletes to, to be prepared to stop them, not let them play and also impose our strategy”, he explained.