A new episode of “Ironias do Destino” has Porto president Bento da Costa going back to 2005, the year of victory at Intercontinental and the subsequent arrival of Co Adriaanse.
second continent القارةl: “It was an exciting match, our team was much superior, but they were not lucky in the match. Then it was the penalty shootout. The picture of Pedro Emanuel looking at the goal, paying attention and scoring the goal became famous. Victory. It was an explosion of joy all over the country, Because it was inconceivable that FC Porto would become world champion again after being in 1987.”
Moving before the revolution: “It was a transitional year, because some players left, Mourinho had left and it was Victor Fernandez who won Intercontinental and he’s not staying at FC Porto. There was a renewal and in the end Adriane came, who revolutionized football at the club. He came, like Lucho. And Helton and Lisandro, who celebrated the season. Above all, it was a huge shift in gameplay. Co Adriaanse arrived and implemented a triple defense system that we hadn’t used before. People thought it wasn’t going to work, but then it worked out really well. He won the tournament very well deservedly. He was a coach that I really enjoyed working with, and we had an excellent relationship.”
The reaction after the defeat with Inter: “It was a game that went very badly for us in Milan against Inter. I remember it was behind closed doors. Porto were winning 1-0 towards the end and dominated the game, they controlled the game, a great goal from Hugo Almeida., about 40 meters 10 minutes before kick-off, Adriaanse took out Paulo Assuncao, who was the guarantor of the team’s stability. The team collapsed and lost. There was a big conflict and I realized he was wrong, I got a little lost I asked him to come to my office the next day at 3 pm. I go, I told the deputies ‘The president called me, maybe I’ll be fired, because yesterday I wasn’t feeling well.’ Talk about the match., which I didn’t give much importance to because it was already in the past.”
sudden renewal“Master, Inter is gone, it’s gone, now we have to focus on winning trophies. In order for you to be in good spirits and no one doubts that you are the coach of FC Porto, we will renew your contract for another year.” He was only one year old. He was very surprised.” Of course, sir, it’s not because of a game fault I don’t trust you anymore, so let’s go and win.”
Victory and thanksgiving in Faladi: “This year we were champions with some progress. We won 1-0 in Alvalade with a goal from Jorginho. In the end he clung to me, hugged me a lot and said ‘chief, thanks’ to me. Strong, even then. When we leave, we keep in touch from time to time. “.