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Amorim: "We had ten minutes in which we weren't in the game"

By Sporting CP
16 Jan, 2021

The Sporting CP coach laments dropped points against Rio Ave FC

Sporting CP coach Rúben Amorim was naturally dissatisfied with the 1-1 draw between his side and Rio Ave FC in Liga NOS, believing that victory was close for the league leaders.

He said that a ten-minute spell in the second half was decisive to the result, acknowledging that "We were different from how we usually are -and how we should be- which is strict, with a lot of concentration. In those ten minutes we allowed them to score."

"It's part of being young and lacking experience from some players. It's part of their growth. After those ten minutes, we were back to the team we are -sometimes with bad decisions, but on top of our opposition.”

"We will grow from this," continued Amorim. “We know that the league season goes through better and worse phases. We talked this week about our elimination from the cup by CS Marítimo, but two days before that we had played a great game against CD Nacional. We owe ourselves two points from today. We know that this will happen sometimes, and I will be here to help them when it does."

"We have had these bad results, but Sporting CP are in first place in the table. We should have won the game and we didn't, but we have the right to have bad moments. We had ten minutes in which we weren't in the game, and we paid dearly for it," he said