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Amorim previews game against CD Tondela

By Sporting CP
01 Nov, 2020

"We cannot be distracted by other things, because we have work to do"

In the runup to this Sunday's match against CD Tondela (8pm local time) on Liga NOS Matchday 6, Sporting Clube de Portugal coach Rúben Amorim commented on a good start to the season for Os Leões.

“It is nothing that I wasn't expecting, because it' what we work for," he said in his pre-match press conference.

"Right now, it's nothing special. We know that we are Sporting CP, and that this type of result is natural, but we are only going into the sixth game. We are still at the beginning of this job that we started last year."

Despite this, working is always better when you have a run of good results behind you, and that is what we want to continue to do.”

Sporting CP could go provisionally top of the table with a win, but Amorim said that they must focus on the game itself, rather than the consequences of victory.

“Both the younger players and the more experienced ones should only pay attention to the match; they cannot look at anything else. We cannot be distracted by other things, because we have work to do. What we want tomorrow is to be focused on our play and guarantee the three points.

"We only have to think about CD Tondela, because if we take the victory then we don't need to think about anything else -we will be assured of the top spot. We go into every game looking to win and to improve our performance.”.

Amorim confirmed that Bruno Tabata and Vitorino Antunes will be unavailable due to injury. He also revealed what he expects from Sunday's opponents.

“We know the strengths of CD Tondela. Once again, a team are coming to Alvalade highly motivated and without any responsibility to get a result. We had some problems in certain moments of the game against Gil Vicente FC, and we will certainly want to improve in these aspects. By doing that, we will improve the team's play."