In the aftermath of the rout (7-0) against Portimonense, the FC Porto coach praised the performance of the blue and white team and guaranteed that he does not support any team in particular in the derby between Benfica and Sporting.
“We made the game easy because we had a competitive attitude as usual. In other games, and I’m talking about Bessa and against Vitória, if we were more effective the games wouldn’t end with a minimum difference. loss, the team was as usual and we worked. Nothing surprising, another battle won, but there are still a few games to go”, began by saying Sérgio Conceição, guaranteeing that he was already focused on the game for the Cup, with Sporting.
“We don’t have to think about the volume of the result or being in front of 48 thousand people, that has to be the daily attitude in every training session and minute that passes at this club. , a technical gesture can be wrong, now the commitment has to be always present. It’s not a platitude, it’s not saying to look good, but it’s what is demanded by us. The players try to give their maximum to the limit, and they result in above-average performances. But they are three points equal to Bessa and Vitória. There is no euphoria, preparing on Thursday against Sporting, which is a rival that will demand a lot from us”, he added.
Regarding the derby between Sporting and Benfica, Conceição, who with this Saturday’s triumph ensured his presence in the Champions League next season, guaranteed that he has no preference in the result.
“Without being a financial director, that’s my job, it’s to give the maximum with the technical team, players and departments of our club so that the players are maximized. This brings financial benefits to the club, but my numbers are points. Derby? I hope everyone has a Happy Easter. I want to send a heartfelt hug to the members and people of Académica. I won’t forget the years I spent there, it’s time to take off your tie and roll up your sleeves”, 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.