Ruben Amorim was asked if there are five games left in the tournament and six points behind leaders Porto, and it is still believed that Sporting will be able to re-verify the national champion title.
“Our belief is that we will win every game until the end. If we succeed, we get a good result. Then we will see what happens next. The truth is that FC Porto is very strong, they are not losing matches and the end is near. What we have to do is believe until the last moment. “And winning our matches because that’s the only way we can get close to achieving something. If we lose or draw in any of our matches, it becomes more difficult. The focus is on winning and waiting to see what happens with FC Porto,” he said in a press conference.
On whether the injury to Matthews Uribe, an influential midfielder in Sergio Conceicao’s squad, could be an advantage for Sporting:
“I can also talk about the losses we had, and there were many important players in Sporting during the season. This did not remove the responsibility and the team responded well. I did not talk about my losses, and I will not talk about the losses of other opponents. They are strong teams, even SC Braga have Options for all positions. This does not give us any advantage, nor does it take away FC Porto’s favouritism to win the championship because they have six points up front and there are fewer matches.”
“Food fanatic. Organizer. Hipster-friendly tv specialist. Avid reader. Devoted web ninja.”