The Portimonense coach admitted that the team “did not have the best conditions” to compete with FC Porto at Estádio do Dragão.
“It was a night when we didn’t have the best conditions to be able to compete with FC Porto. With the squad at full strength it would be difficult, with all the limitations we came with for this game it became an almost impossible mission. word for all the players, especially for those who had to play out of position. The responsibility is mine. I only had one center available and with four yellow cards, I could lose him for the next game that will be very important”, began by saying Paulo Sérgio , stressing that the athletes “did their best”.
“I had already talked to the players before and said that the responsibility would be mine, whatever the result. They did their best. It won’t leave a mark. I’ve seen other teams come here to catch four or five with the whole squad. move forward and look forward to the next game which is very important for us”, he concluded.
FC Porto thrashed (7-0), this Saturday, at Estádio do Dragão, against Portimonense in a match on the 30th round of the League and mathematically assured entry into next year’s Champions League. Taremi, with a hat-trick, Grujic, Evanilson, in a double dose, and Pepe scored the goals.
With this result, the Dragons, who reinforced the record of games without losing in the competition to 58, in a journey started in 2020/21, now have 82 points, against 73 for Sporting, who host Benfica on Sunday (third, with 64 ). Portimonense remained with 32, in 12th. In the event that the Alvalade club does not win on Sunday in the reception to Benfica, the blue and white team may become national champions for the 30th time on the 31st round, in which it travels to Braga, on April 25th, day when the lions play with Boavista, in Bessa.