Statements by Sergio Conceicao In anticipation of the duel between FC Porto and Montalegre, in the fourth round of the Portuguese Cup, the team is being criticized on Thursday by the Spanish sports press. All because of the words used by the Dragons coach when he commented on the recent invitation – with the right to debut – of Joao Mario to the national team, coached by Roberto Martinez. “I’m very happy with their journey and development, and for them to reach the national team level, in a place where there are the best in every country. It’s well deserved. I think we have two or three more players who could be called up at any time.” , Galino, Ivanilson… Players with potential who, with what they do at the club, can be relied upon, as I was already saying about Joao Mario and Pepe. I hope they wake up a little more, Joao slept in “In the last two or three days, you have to understand that you have a Portuguese coach and not a Spanish one,” said the Porto coach, who also ended up discussing Pepe’s debut with Canarinha. Sergio Conceicao’s words resonated in Spain, as the newspaper “Marca” considered that the Porto coach did not respect Roberto Martinez. “The FC Porto coach, who does not try to please anyone, was the hero of some incomprehensible statements, completely out of context, to comment on João Mario’s debut with the main Portuguese team,” it can be read, initially, in an article published on Thursday in the online edition of the newspaper. .
He continues: “However, the Dragons coach made some surprising, and somewhat disrespectful, statements, referring, without us knowing the real reason, to the nationality of Roberto Martinez.”
questioned before register In this regard, the Portuguese Football Federation chose not to comment.
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