Looking ahead to tomorrow's match against Estoril, Rui Borges admitted that “a good game” is expected between “the top two in the championship”.
Speaking to Magazine Liga Portugal 2, the Académica coach explained that they will face "two teams that like to play, have the ball and win".
“I hope that we will continue to be competent. We know that we are going to catch a difficult team on the other side, that is in 1st place with all the merit, that is having a beautiful championship and a beautiful Portuguese Cup. But they also know that on the other side they will find a motivated, ambitious, committed team and that they will do everything to win the three points ”, guaranteed the coach.
Rui Borges is not very fond of talking about the future in the long term, but he warns of the difficulties of this 2nd round: “We are in 2nd, but we know all the difficulties that we went through in the 1st round. So we know that the 2nd lap will be much more difficult ”. Solution? "We have to redouble our commitment, our delivery, our quality of play and we must not lose focus at any time," adds the coach of "a team that is aware, humble and with a lot of ambition to continue winning".
Dream of going up to 1st League
The “catch” Ricardo Dias also spoke to the League, especially in relation to the subject that is becoming less and less taboo in Coimbra.
“It would be a dream to bring Académica to the 1st League. I have felt this since the first day I arrived here. These fans deserve this and it is undoubtedly a dream to put Académica in the 1st League. And it would also be good for me to return to a competition where I already played ”, he says.
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