The coach of Portimonense, Paulo Sérgio, said today that only a competent team will be able to take advantage of an eventual negative moment of Benfica, which will face next Tuesday for the 11th round of the 1st soccer league.
“Facing Benfica is always difficult, regardless of the phase that Benfica is supposedly going through. We know the characteristics of the opponent, but we have to focus on ourselves. There is no point in facing an opponent who may not be at their best level, if we are not competent ”, said the coach, in the preview of the game against the“ incarnates ”, who have been criticized for their most recent performances.
Paulo Sérgio wants to take advantage of the indications left at the reception against Famalicão, despite the goalless draw. “It was one of the most competent games that we played against a team of recognized quality. We have to maintain these levels of concentration and attention so as not to make mistakes that have cost us many points and apply our dynamics in search of the opposing goal. We want to attack, whenever possible and taking advantage of the spaces that the opponent offers ”, he pointed out.
Theoretically, Portimonense will have “less ball”, but this is theoretical, said Paulo Sérgio. “We have to be prepared for all the scenarios when the game starts. The ideal was for us to have the ball. We have a game matrix, whether we will be able to implement it or not also depends on the competence of the opponent ”, he added.
One of the most negative aspects of Portimonense this season has been the effectiveness in finishing. Paulo Sérgio stressed that there is daily work, but that there have been several situations that explain this weaker production, including “occasions under the goal post” wasted.
The game between Benfica and Portimonense takes place on Tuesday at 18:00.