Carlos Carvalal called up the derby match between Sporting and Porto, when he was coaching the Lions, to design Sunday’s meeting with Benfica, who will enter the field for two more days of recovery in European matches this week.
“Benfica have two more days to recover, but we are going to the game to try to win, as I have always said since my return to Portugal, with a lot of respect, we are on an equal footing. I remember that, when I was Sporting coach and we were in the same situation and we played with Everton on Thursday. [para a Liga Europa] On Tuesday, Porto played for the “champions” and we didn’t stop winning. said coach Sp. Braga after winning at home to Ludogorets (4-2) in the European League “The mind is as important as the body and we will be in the lead on Sunday.” We started strong in the first half, achieved an expressive victory, which is a limited victory given the chances we gave. We’ve always been safe in the game, with good sides, one more daring, the other a lot safer due to the competitive intensity and proximity of the games. It was a decisive and fair victory, we are first in the group, we are satisfied and now we will rest because we have a match in less than 72 hours. [com o Benfica, domingo]Analyzing tonight’s match, Carvalal said, speaking in a “difficult context”: “We played 72 hours ago, and it is not possible to get players back in that time period. It is a red line where injuries can happen.” For this reason the union bloc appealed To support it in times of failure, but there was no failure, rather a strategic retreat, because if we always played like in the first part, we had no players. The team was smart in how it managed the game.”
Ludogorets created many difficulties for Olympiacos, a good team, in the qualifying round for the Champions League, they were removed by penalty shootout, and this victory is the merit of Braga, who do not leave space for their opponents, then they managed to create many chances and when you lose the ball quickly we recover it, We make the game easy.The team is still under construction, has reached maturity, things can’t be done in a couple of days, they are new players, some of them haven’t.Last year the injured was going at a different pace, but with a pause [no campeonato] We managed to balance things out. The offensive effectiveness is on the rise, we are developing as a team, but we have room to do better,” added the coach.
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