Ruben Amorim, after Sporting’s victory over Boavista, confronted him about whether the Lions were late in their fight for the championship. Green and White achieved their fourth consecutive victory and the third consecutive match without conceding any goal.
I think this team arrived late, but we also have to see that there are players who entered, they show a different quality, Trincao entered more freely, the players are more confident, Marcus [Edwards] He has a completely different physique… We are much more compact and I would say yes, we are late in the fight for the championship. Also because of all of us, we’ve probably gotten a little used to it in those two years, when we’ve won a lot of games, done a little “copy-paste” and let it go. Then we had a few hits and it was hard to recover. This time, looking at the second lap, there are eight more points. Eight points…and we’ll be second, it’s a very big difference and the players need to be aware of that. We learn from it. Now we have to continue, ”he commented at a press conference.
The Lions coach was also asked if Ousmane Diomande is in the starting line-up tonight, and is considering the match against Arsenal.
“Osmane has to be ready to play, and it is clear that as the number of matches increased, he lacked some of the quickness of thinking in this game, which he had at Portimao. This is what it means to be an athlete, to be perfect and fit. He indicated that he is a player in the team, and he is another option.
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