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"Everyone made a good game"

By Jornal Sporting
27 Aug, 2018

In spite of the conceded goal, Peseiro, the head coach praised his team's character

After the tie in the derby of the third round, and taking into account the characteristics of the match, José Peseiro acknowledged that the 1-1 result turned out to be positive. "According to what happened, the draw was a good result for us. We could have played with low lines, save intensity and we did not. We wanted to push high and so we ran a lot. Closer to the end of the match, Benfica was better than us and we did not have any intensity. We paid the bill at the end of the game, "he explained.

Still about the physical wear felt at the final stretch, Jose Peseiro said that the teams are with different competitive indices. "Benfica are on the sixth official match and we are going on the third. This is to justify the fact that we did not balance the game in the last minutes as we balanced in the first half. We lacked condition due to several factors. One was that we did not start the season with some of these players and another was that we had fewer official games, "he said.

Although we are in an early stage of the season, the coach acknowledged that the team's goal is to reach the end first. "It's very difficult for anyone to be at Sporting CP and not think they have to win titles. More difficult is to conquer them. We know the value of the other teams and we are here to fight. We made a point. Now it's up to us to rest well and think about winning the next game, "he said.

The stance of the lions and supporters was not forgotten by José Peseiro. "I want to congratulate our supporters who were here and congratulate my players, who acted in a self-sacrificing way and showed a lot of character in the pursuit of the goals," he concluded.