After two straight victories in the tournament, Estrella da Amadora was defeated on Sunday (3-2) When traveling to Sporting Stadium, in a match counted for the tenth round of the Betclic League.
Speaking at the end of the match, Sergio Vieira highlighted the match which had aroused “strong emotions” for both teams, as well as for the fans, whose continued support he praised at Alvalade. “Exactly, it was a match filled with very strong emotions for both sides and for the fans. That’s what’s important in football, that’s why we work every day. We played when we had to play, we didn’t just come here to defend. “Unfortunately, we couldn’t do more. Some of the circumstances of the match affected us, but it was a positive match,” the Estrela coach began his speech to Sport TV.
“Like Sporting, we also had 6 or 7 players unavailable, who had quality and were really key this season. Ronaldo Tavares was managed the way he should be, and Heverton too. The strategy we put together was to try to play the whole game.” , tried to defend personal bottom lines when we had to drop back, just like any team, like Sporting for example, or even in Champions League matches, and we were able to do that, our midfielders caused a lot of doubts in Sporting’s midfielders. . “We lacked some movement. We could have received the ball a little less, and we lacked attacking depth, as well as an understanding of timing. We were a team that tried to play the game.”
Both goals were conceded in weak moments
“We conceded a goal while outnumbered, in a moment of pain for Almeida, and in the third goal there was a scoring situation after a foul on Andre Luiz, which ended in not scoring, and Sporting deservedly scored.”
Positive thoughts to be taken from Alvalade
“I take advantage of the positive things. The courage of the players. But there are also aspects to improve. The third goal we should have defended better from a cross into the penalty area. But the most important thing is to look at the next match. This affects us but let’s grow more. Highlighting the amazing energy of the fans who we wanted to thank so much.”
“Food fanatic. Organizer. Hipster-friendly tv specialist. Avid reader. Devoted web ninja.”