The worldwide central defender and captain of the FC Porto group, Pepe, stated on Tuesday afternoon, on the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, in Madrid, when the Dragons will face Atlético on Wednesday within the first spherical of the Champions League, the place the champions of the nation need. convey three factors for the Spanish capital within the first match of the UEFA competitions.
“I be ok with this group. The sport may be very tough. We know the accountability of carrying this shirt in an essential competitors like Champions. I consider we are able to do what the coach has requested us to do, “stated Pepe, on the press convention to watch the sport on Wednesday, which was held on the ‘colchoneros’ stadium.
Against the chances and what awaits FC Porto, Pepe proved that the dragons had been greater than warned. “This sport would require all of us to be calm. It might be very tough, however we labored nicely. We know that Atlético de Madrid is a really defensive group, with a really low degree of play to have the ability to benefit from the opposition: we’ll strive not to be shocked”, he stated.
As for David Carmo when he appeared in Barcelos, Saturday (G. Vicente, 2-0 victory) as his new associate within the rear part, it’s the degree at which the participant who arrived at FC Porto in the summertime might be in a position to attain the identical degree. place than Pepe, hope in regards to the evolution of a brand new buddy.
“David Carmo is transferring ahead. He did an excellent job at SC Braga, he managed to make the nationwide group, he did nicely, however he has to get used to the calls for of FC Porto. I’ll let him do one thing in order that sooner or later he’ll learn about his success”, he stated confidently to his buddy.
And he realizes that the 0-0 of the final version of the Champions League between the 2 groups on the identical stage – with a aim denied to Taremi within the final seconds by VAR, as a result of it was clear that he was on the ball – was not passable … as it’s going to occur this 12 months.
“At FC Porto, we all the time play to win. Last 12 months, it was due to particulars that we did not beat Atlético right here in Madrid. This 12 months might be totally different, I hope everyone seems to be doing nicely. The distinction in contrast to Atlético de Madrid from final season and this one is just not a lot. The gamers a few of these groups left. Those who went to the sport will command different performances than they printed earlier than. We labored nicely, and we would like to go away right here with a victory, not a draw, like final 12 months. [0-0]”, stated Pepe, emphasizing the need of the Dragon in Madrid and his look within the largest membership competitors on the earth.
“Good outcomes, [0-0] it wasn’t, or at the very least I wasn’t comfortable: we all the time play to win. I’m not comfortable, we all the time search for victory! You do not win within the first minute and you do not lose within the first minute: we misplaced qualification, within the final version, within the final minutes of the final group sport in Porto, within the final version. [0-2, Atlético de Madrid]», admitted the captain of Porto, who’s 39 years previous with motivation and speak of longevity.
“Old age? It’s like my first sport. I really feel fortunate to be a part of Olival and have the ability to compete with my mates and play soccer, for me it is all the time a particular second », concluded Pepe, smiling on the press convention, together with his eyes shining as you see within the younger excellent.