Despite the defeat, Tozi Marchico says he liked what he saw Against Sporting. In his analysis of the match, Tondela's coach merely regretted the two mistakes that led to the Lions scoring goals. “If we wanted to adapt and increase the pressure against these teams, what happened there from 2-1 onwards. We had to take risks, but with the high pressure we did not do it in an organized way, we opened up more space and “with these players… they are at a very high level and can find Those spaces. In the first half we had a little bit of the ball, but we made two mistakes that we paid for. The only time the centre-back jumped, Sporting shot. “We have an advantage. Then, in the second half, we had to take risks and go for it. We left a good image in some moments. Now it's time to focus on the main thing, we are alive in the championship.” “The last 15 games we have lost 3. No one here has heard me say we will be first in January. We arrived at this match alive. We are eighth against Sporting in the Portuguese Cup. We are in a process of growth,” reinforced the coach.
At the end of the match, Tosé Marcheko was speaking with Victor Gjokeris, and the SportTV journalist sought to find out the content of the conversation and whether the coach had given the Swede any advice. The answer was clear. “(Laughs) I would give advice to a player like him… I told him I had never seen a striker like him before. It's easy to say bad things, everywhere, on social media… when they have to be confronted.” To face it, there are nothing to say. I just told him that, as far as I can remember – I'm also a young man – I've never seen a complete striker like him before. “It's a pleasure to see him, and he's making the journey his goal, which will certainly be very good.”
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