Silas: "We are convinced that we can win"
Sporting CP will face İstanbul Başakşehir FK on Thursday
Sporting CP's Main Sqaud will face İstanbul Başakşehir FK, on Thursday, for the first leg Europa League's round of 32. The game is scheduled for 5:55 pm at José Alvalade Stadium.
Silas does not expect an easy task, but he believes the Lions will win at home against the Turkish team.
“It is not a curious fact that we have won all the games at home. We have been strong in the Europa League and we have not given any team a winning chance,” said the coach, adding that: “At home we are favorites”.
Even so, the green and white coach knows that this match will be different in comparison the the group stage: “It is a different phase, now the away goals are worth double in the event of a tie. So we will have to be cautious. In the group stage there is room for recovery and now, there isn't”.
"We are convinced that we can win", Silas assured.