Sporting coach Ruben Amorim said today that the confrontation with Farense, in the second round of Group C of the League Cup, is “decisive”, even though it is the Lions’ first match in the competition.
“It is a decisive match. Although we are starting the competition now, the League Cup may already be over. Therefore, it is important to win the match, because it gives us the advantage in the second match,” Ruben Amorim said in a press conference.
The coach pointed out that “there is not a lot of time for training,” noting that there may be new additions to the “eleven,” at a time when the team is experiencing a “wave” of victories, which “gives more confidence.”
Ruben Amorim also revealed the absence of Japanese midfielder Morita due to injury, which will cause him to miss this match, and it is very likely that the reception of Estrella da Amadora, on Sunday, in the first league, will be in doubt regarding the meetings with. Rakow and Benfica.
“We have to evaluate the players well, we don’t have a lot of time to recover, and the focus is on understanding who has recovered well physically and has the best characteristics. For example, Morita will not be called up, he has a small injury and it leaves us with doubts for the next matches. It is a tournament that everyone wants Big teams, but difficult to manage. “We are ready for that,” said the Sporting fans coach.
Sporting’s priority is the championship, as Ruben Amorim underlined, although the League Cup, as well as the Portuguese Cup, are also competitions that the “green and white” group intends to win, using the phrase “all or nothing”.
“The management did not give me any warning, but the club is demanding it. Last year was very bad and we want to have this requirement. Sporting is on the right path. I feel that at this moment we have to face things like this, unlike what happened three years ago. “That’s why I decided to take this kind of approach throughout this season,” Amorim explained.
Swedish striker Gjökeris “was not free” against Boavista [2-0 no Bessa, na segunda-feira, para a I Liga, em comparação com outras partidas anteriores, algo que Rúben Amorim explicou pela pouca utilização nas derradeiras semanas, entre os compromissos da seleção, jogos de Taça e expulsão.
“Foi para a seleção e jogou 45 minutos. Voltou e não jogou para a Taça de Portugal, na Liga Europa foi expulso aos oito minutos e depois jogou contra o Boavista. Esteve três semanas e meia onde pouco jogou e, para ele, é pior se parar. Teve consequências no seu desempenho. Vai ser titular amanhã [quinta-feira]Because he needs to play.”
Sporting will participate for the first time in the League Cup with a match at home against Farense, which leads Group C with three points. The match will be held at the Jose Alvalade Stadium in Lisbon, from 8:15 pm, and will be managed by Gustavo Correa, from the Porto Football Association.
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