Despite the defeat against Sporting, the Portimonense coach highlighted the good performance of the Algarve team.
“The plan aimed to leave in transition, in that aspect we fell a little short. But that is the result of the category that Sporting has, with a very solid defensive line and very creative people up front. Our team worked a lot, competed, which did not it’s easy, given these two different realities. We had our opportunities to score. I just have to congratulate the players for their attitude and commitment in the search for a better result. Whoever we are against we look for the best possible result. sequence, but we know how to recognize the opponent’s quality and see that we knew how to do a lot of things well”, said Paulo Sérgio.
Sporting won (1-0), this Saturday, in Portimão, Portimonense in a game counting for the 23rd round of the League. Paulinho scored the goal of the match and Pedro Gonçalves missed a penalty. With this triumph, the club from Alvalade, which had its third consecutive victory, now has 47 points, temporarily placing itself two points behind Sporting de Braga (third) and four behind FC Porto (second), who have one less game. Portimonense, who have not lost at home for three games, remain with 26 points, in 12th position, 10 above the 16th position, accessing the permanence play-off.