The defeat of Sporting against Estoril-Praia in the League Cup dictated the dismissal of coach José Peseiro. At the end of the game, José Peseiro put the relaunch of the 'lions' defeat and considered that the Sporting team still have chances to continue in the competition.
"We knew of the difficulties, we did a management that was important for our team and we changed a lot of players. In seven days we played three games," began José Peseiro.
"It's an unfair result and we deserved more with players who did not have a competitive rhythm." "It was a pity, we did it because we deserved more and we had the conditions," said José Peseiro.
"I have already explained the three less good games that we did and it is related to the players that we changed, when I was in the first stage here at Sporting I heard these challenges and we were very close to winning the Europa League and the Portuguese League. "said the coach.
"The group is well and today it was a specific context. We are not missing the possibility of being in the final four," he said.