Coach Vasco Seabra admits that Moreirense footballers need “maximum demand” to obtain an unprecedented victory in the reception to Benfica, on Sunday, in a game of the 19th round of the I League.
“We are going to have an opponent full of good individual values and with a great coach. It is a game of maximum motivation. We will have to wear the jumpsuit, but we also want to wear the gala suit. We want to produce in offensive terms, but being very defensively intense “, stressed the technician, in a press conference.
Minho still chasing their first victory in Moreira de Cónegos under the guidance of Vasco Seabra, who even inflicted one of Benfica’s three defeats in this edition of the championship (3-0), on the sixth round, in November 2020, when he was training Boavista.
“What happened was left behind. It was in a different context and with other players. Dynamics have changed, but Benfica is still very strong and Jorge Jesus is an excellent coach. I would be extremely pleased if we could say that my athletes were able to beat Benfica. That is our only focus “, he stressed.
The coach of Moreirense knows that Lisboners “cannot lose points” in approaching the top of the classification and are “with more processes” at this stage of the season, after having “little time to work” due to cases of infection with the new coronavirus , responsible for the covid-19 pandemic.
“Benfica really wants to grow in the table and is improving, but so are we. We feel that we have a great union and that we value ourselves individually and collectively. Our aim will always be to go into the game with a very strong desire to win and we have to to be at the maximum of our capabilities so that we can be competitive “, he analyzed.
The canons added two “fantastic and tasty” victories at the Famalicão (1-0) and Farense (2-1) stadiums, but Vasco Seabra again appealed to the squad “basic rules such as union, ambition, race and belief”, already that “there is no tranquility” or “space to relax”.
“The last few weeks have been filled with games and that slows down the process a bit. We have to be a combative and competitive team. If we give up a second of the game, we will already be suffering. It will be a fight until the end and we have to think about grow in the number of points, always playing well and winning to increase assets “, he concluded.
Defender Steven Vitória and midfielder Alex Soares will face punishment, due to the fifth yellow card seen in Faro, while Pedro Amador, Matheus Silva, Sori Mané, Felipe Pires and Pedro Nuno are still injured and Gonçalo Franco remains in isolation.
Moreirense, eighth placed, with 24 points, receives Benfica, fourth, with 37, on Sunday, at 20:15, at the Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freitas Stadium, in Moreira de Cónegos, in a match of the 19th round of the I Liga , with arbitration by Manuel Oliveira, from the Porto association.
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