Coach Ivo Vieira said today that Moreirense "will fight to the point of exhaustion" for fifth place in the I Football League, expecting "many difficulties" on Friday against Rio Ave, in the game of the 32nd round of the event.
"I expect a lot of difficulties, for the moment that Rio Ave is going through. It is one of the best stages of the season and it is a very competitive team. fifth place in the last round, "said Ivo Vieira.
Moreirense follows in an unprecedented and surprising fifth place with 49 points, four more than the 'neighbor' and pursuer Vitória de Guimarães, sixth, with whom he will play in the last round of this season, while Rio Ave is in eighth place, after the previous round had imposed a 2-2 draw to the champion FC Porto.
"We are a team that has made very different results in home games, unlike what happened in other years, which supports our idea of always wanting to win." In front of our audience we feel more strength for the team to grow. that we have today is a mix of the positive results out and at home. The team is always closer to winning at home, "said the coach of the minhotos.
Ivo Vieira, who was speaking at a press conference previewing a match that will be the 300th Moreirense in the I League, rejected the idea that "the group is looking for new goals", in reference to the possibility of reaching or surpassing the 50 points, but reiterated that "the fight for the best possible place will be made to the end".
"It is not a goal that we pursue deliberately, but it is a goal that is close to being achieved." We have already had two opportunities, we will try to reach this number this time.
The Moreirense, ranked fifth in the I League, with 49 points, receives on Friday Rio Ave, eighth, with 39, in game starting at 20:30, at the stadium Comendador Joaquim de Almeida Freiras, Moreira de Cónegos, 32nd round of the First League.