Amorim: "It was an excellent performance"
The Sporting CP coach praised his team's showing against CD Tondela
Following Sunday's victory against CD Tondela, Sporting Clube de Portugal coach, Rúben Amorim was very pleased with the showing provided by his players. He spoke about this and more in his post-match press conference.
“It was an excellent performance; we improved a lot of the things that we were lacking in the last game. Now we still have many things to improve. There are days like this sometimes, in which everything goes well, the intensity is there, etc. We are obviously satisfied, but we have things to improve. We got the three points, and the same goes for the game against Gil Vicente FC. We have to keep on this path," said Amorim, who refuted the idea that it was the change in some of the starters that gave the team more quality.
“We cannot make this comparison, they are completely different teams. The players who came in were the right choices, just like the others were, hence the good results. The team were selected according to the opponents and this being the third game in a week. Although the players are able to recover, in my experience sometimes you need fresh blood and hunger for the ball after three games in a week. We are always sure that everyone is ready to play, but it was a really great performance.”
According to Amorim, effectiveness in front of goal is one of the points that the squad must work on.
“We need to improve on this aspect. We were centimetres away from conceding against a team that barely attacked. Generally, the teams that win titles are those that concede fewer goals. With the quality that we have in our attack and on the whole team, if we don't suffer then we will always be closer to scoring. Today we had a good performance, everything went well and everyone played well."
“At our best, this team can beat any opponents in the league. But the important thing is not our league position on Matchday 6 -it's our position at the end of the season. It matters little if it's our first time at the top in five years -it is completely irrelevant. What matters is that we place well at the end of the season. I want to tell the players not to care about everything that is said after a game. We have to stay focused, as we are going to have a very difficult game in Guimarães,” he concluded.