After stolen house, you lock the door. Last Saturday was a day to forget and that is what the leaders of the Academic have tried, at least as far as the squad is concerned.
It has been an atypical week, with two (three in) closed door, which has not been customary in the "reign" of João Alves. This week there will also be no customary preview by a player. Only João Alves speaks, tomorrow morning, at the end of the last training, which is also usually behind closed doors.
The dominant note has been to equip the tranquility possible at this stage.
But off the pitch, it is more difficult to avoid tensions.
Full story in print edition of April 18, 2019