“I heard that FC Porto had done the double and it’s not like that. The parties are over″

Statements by Sérgio Conceição, coach of FC Porto, to Sport TV in anticipation of the Portuguese Cup final, against Tondela (5:15 p.m. Sunday).

Tap to gather after the party: “I have a working group that is aware of the difficulties we are going to have with Tondela and that the title was tasty, it was important, but it’s over. I think the best celebrations are the ones we have in front of us .a competitive game for us to win the Cup, in a game that we know is a final and that anything can happen.We have very recent examples that normally the fittest team tends to have more difficulty. We’re prepared for that. Of course they do. But still suspicious of what Tondela can do, because they’re a good team. Regardless of dropping a division, there’s good individual quality there- low, the collective dynamic is also interesting, in the characteristics of Tondela. team that defends with everyone behind the ball, goes very quickly in attack and we have to be careful. It is a match in which our balance in possession and emotional will be important, because I heard a lot before this week that things were done, that FC Porto had achieved the double and it’s not like that. I warn all fans that the festivities are at the end of the game, if we manage to win the Cup. You have to have the greatest respect for the Tondela team, for its technical team and the players. It will be a day when we face the most motivated team we have found so far.”

Most dangerous Tondela: “It’s a final. Whatever the opponent’s strategy, we have to take the match where we want it. If everyone is focused on their task in our collective dynamic, we have, with more or less difficulty, all the possibilities of winning the game. Now you have to understand that on the other side is a team that has emotionally had something very negative happen to them, and that affects them for sure, and at the same time will be great motivated for a game that can be historic for them Be aware of this, respect the Tondela team as much as possible and realize that we will have our moments of difficulty in the game. Only with great humility and respect for the opponent , as has happened this year in the different competitions in which we were inserted, can we win the Portuguese Cup.”

Looking to be happy coaching at Jamor: “I hope that’s the case. I hope that my players and I will be up to it to achieve this joy. [do FC Porto], I had the chance to win the Cup. In two, as a coach [de Braga e FC Porto]I did not have this happiness, I was not as competent as my colleagues who were at Sporting [Marco Silva]. So I have to try to be a little better than Nuno [Campos] Sunday, my players as Tondela players and lift the Cup. This is our big goal. We prepared every moment and the proof that we have a lot of respect for Tondela is that we worked a lot on the shots on goal, because it can happen. We are ready for this challenge.”

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