“Let’s not ruin the goal because of the sauna”

Pinto da Costa remembered Artur Jorge and Tomislav Ivic in the first half of the particular program referred to as “The President’s Men”, on the Porto Canal.

Betting on Artur Jorge: “I met Artur Jorge when he was younger at FC Porto. We had a pleasant relationship. I used to be grateful for the means he performed. I noticed that Artur Jorge’s means of taking a look at soccer should work, with circumstances and assist. I needed to know Pedroto’s strategies, because I used to be assistant in Guimarães. a restaurant close to Hotel Altis. He instructed me tales about his experiences at Portimonense and I stated: ‘I wish to coach FC Porto subsequent yr.’ And he requested: ‘So, do you could have the braveness to name me after I go to Portimonense?’ ‘I do, except I haven’t got the braveness to come back. But I do not go to FC Porto simply to go. It’s to win ‘Where he stated: ‘Let’s win!’ And he got here with the perception that he would win. And so it was, he was the first Portuguese instructor to turn into a European knowledgeable.”

dialogue: “Ninety % of the dialog with Pedroto was about soccer. Artur Jorge used to speak about books, music… And I prefer it too. Yes, we additionally talked about soccer and FC Porto, but it surely was not like Pedroto; who liked soccer extra. Artur Jorge’s intelligence was not targeted on soccer. Artur Jorge had completely different concepts and ideas than Pedroto”.

Players: “During Pedroto’s time, FC Porto performed very nicely, however they did not have gamers like Artur Jorge, beginning with the goalkeeper: Mlynarczyk was one of the greatest scorers to come back via the membership. There was Madjer, who was very slot in FC Porto. Gomes is excellent. Having precious gamers, it is extremely vital to have gamers with character to take the crew.”

A visit to Denmark and ending in Vienna: “Sometimes, Artur Jorge was shy, he is aware of the best way to put together the crew, however, for instance, we went to Denmark to play with Brondby, I keep in mind that he was, I can not say that he was defeated, however with out willpower, and though I needed to encourage him, I used to be the one who spoke to the crew at night time of the recreation. He stated: ‘This boy is not enjoying anymore.’ Where I stated: ‘Artur, let’s decelerate. Maybe going there was good for you… We got here right here to be specialists, we got here with weapons of lambs to kill, however we’ll win. Let’s not ruin our predominant goal because of the sauna. Maybe we’re specialists of in Europe right now, or we’ll by no means be! We will go down in soccer historical past. To be champions in opposition to a monster like Bayern was historical past.’ Then he grew to become satisfied and I believe what he stated throughout the break was the outcome of this concern.

Tomislav Ivic: “Artur Jorge nonetheless had a contract when he left, however he was in a really tough state of affairs, which I, as a pal, felt. His spouse was very in poor health. He was not with anybody and instructed me that his dream. He ought to die in Paris. He had the alternative to go to Matra Racing. I knew that all the things was true and I let him go with out compensation, because I understood the nice drawback of his life. A bit of. The faculty instructor Pedroto and Artur Jorge, are all the time in contrast. The comparability, whoever he was, would all the time be unhealthy. Well finished than each of them it was inconceivable. I made a decision to search for a high coach, with a soccer mentality to win, I met Ivic, I spoke with him, we had lunch in Geneva, I used to be blissful… At the similar time we made methods on napkins, at the similar time I began portray. they agreed that be the subsequent coach. take motion after few days. we received the league and the map 15 factors, we received the Intercontinental Cup and the European Super Cup. It was marked by success in the historical past of FC Porto. An exquisite particular person. “

Interesting phrases: “Every time, all I might take into consideration was soccer. He had the funniest phrases on recreation days. They would ask him: ‘Dad, how are you?’ And he would say, ‘Like a coach on soccer day.’

Method with out Madjer: “We will play in opposition to Ajax in the Super Cup, a really robust crew, and so they stated: ‘We will win. They have Madjer and there will likely be no Madjer. [Barros], from behind like a rabbit!’ And it occurred precisely as he stated. They did not understand that there was no gun and Rui separated himself 3 times, scoring one of them. Ivic had a unique colour, a unique colour, however he received! “


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