The FC Porto coach did not fail to consider that Marko Grujic should have managed his business better. The Serbian midfielder kicked off in the 66th minute, saw the first yellow card in the 72nd minute and the second, and therefore red, in the 79th minute.
«From the field, first yellow for Marco [Grujic] I do not think that the second is justified. It was not an easy match for the referee, but the most important thing is not the referee’s appreciation, but the game. We could have controlled it better and have a different kind of maturity, especially with Marco being fired. He is a young man, he really wants to do things, but he has to understand that, at the highest level, he cannot compromise the team in this way. The team won, we have to get over it, but I don’t have two midfielders for the next match [no Dragão, frente ao Gil Vicente]”, considered Sergio Conceicao, at a press conference.
Then the coach faced a state of confusion at the end of the match, which led to the dismissal of Sa Pinto and his assistant Diamantino Figueiredo. I heard about the parcel but didn’t see anything. I was talking to Eustáquio when I found out there was a parcel or another out there. I went to greet the referees and didn’t notice anything at all. “You have to talk to the person who was expelled to understand what happened,” he said.