Francisco Moura arrived injured, recovered, injured again and was only now able to make his debut for the first team. He took advantage of the punishment of Cerqueira and showed João Carlos Pereira that he has quality to more than align with the under-23.
“I've been waiting for this opportunity since the beginning of the season. I had a complicated injury that didn't let me help but now I'm fine, ”he said.
The young international for Portugal left Minho for the first time in the summer, and finally had the opportunity he was looking for.
“Sp. Braga did not count on me and I came to Coimbra to have an opportunity and help the Academic. I'm happy, ”he confessed.
Sense of opportunity was also what he showed, at 63 ', when he appeared in the right place to shoot in the back of the goal after a "corner" left by Leandro Silva and that Zé Castro still deflected first.
“What did I think before the goal? That this was my opportunity and I had to score. I helped the team and that was the most important thing, ”admitted Francisco Moura at the end.
It was Francisco Moura's second consecutive game to score after the Belenenses goal for the under-23s.
There were six games in the Revelation League before their first team debut. “Passing under-23 was important because it had not competed for six months,” Francisco Moura told reporters.
Francisco Moura admits that recent times have not been easy at the gym. “It's been a tough week, but these adversities make the group stronger,” he says.
As for the future, collectively, "the goal is, as always, to win the next game."
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