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Amorim: "We had the game in our hands"

By Sporting CP
06 Sep, 2023

The coach's assessment of the draw with SC Braga

Rúben Amorim talked following Sunday's 1-1- draw at SC Braga, saying in his post-match press conference that he felt Sporting CP were the better side.

“The feeling we leave here with is that we dropped two points. We have a lot to improve and we lacked some intensity, which we have previously gained throughout the season, but we had the better chances. We controlled things with and without the ball, but we made bad decisions and Braga ended up equalising,” said the coach, adding that: “We had the game in our hands and that's what makes me upset the most."

“We have the potential to be better, but we had two consistent halves and controlled things in both. We were always closer to scoring, with more space, we didn't let SC Braga create big chances and we were closer to winning the game. It didn’t happen and, therefore, we have to move on,” he continued by saying, also commenting that "the good energy at the start of the season will not change due to this draw."

He also made mention of Iván Fresneda's debut, praising the right back.

“He's a player we believe in a lot and that's why we went in for him. Despite his age he already has experience, he has adapted well and started well."