Farense coach Sérgio Vieira does not take his squad as a declared candidate for the climb, given the power of other rivals in the II League, but guarantees that everyone will “work and fight” to return the Algarve to the top level of national football.
“Our team is a declared candidate working and striving for that goal. We can never say, in a championship that has National, Feirense, Estoril or Academic – teams that were recently in the I Liga, that were in Europe, that are extremely structured – that our goal is to take over or that we are declared candidates for the competition. climb, ”said the coach, at the press conference following the victory over Casa Pia (3-1).
"We are candidates to work and fight in every game to win and also to fight for that goal," said the coach, who foresees a "long walk" in which coaches and players must be "prepared for draws and losses."
After his championship debut with a turnaround, Sérgio Vieira argued that the squad at his disposal “has a lot of potential” and must demonstrate it on the pitch, although with six weeks of work the decisions have not yet been made. be perfect.
"If we work with humility, loyalty, rigor and discipline, with the quality we have, in the end we will make it the best squad in the II League," he said.
The debut at São Luís Stadium was “fantastic,” he said. “When you arrive, you start to feel in the people who are part of the club this very positive nostalgia. And we ourselves have to identify with that, ”he added.
Before the match, players were able to watch a video with club history records. "We have passed images of the tradition and greatness of this club, which will have again, certainly in the near future and God willing next year," said the coach of Farense.
In matchday 2, Farense visits Estoril's ground, in a game scheduled for Sunday at 11:15 am, broadcast on SportTV.