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"I don't agree that we are favourites"

By Jornal Sporting
19 May, 2017

Hugo Canela dismisses the importance of his side's Challenge Cup unbeaten run

Speaking in a pre-match conference ahead of the Challenge Cup final first-leg, against Turda, Hugo Canela brushed off any idea of being the favourites to take home silverware.

"It will be a hard game and I don't agree that we are favourites. I think that is something the press has come up with, honestly. Turda are a really aggressive side and they will give us a hard time. It is nice that we haven't lost yet, but that don't win the title. All it has done is given us an opportunity", said the Alvalade coach, adding: "I have been with the club for a long time and pressure is part of being here. We have to be solid in defence and quick on the break. Attention to detail is massively important in these game and the result will be the consequence of that."