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19/01/21

“It’s a result that fell from heaven.”
(FC Porto coach Sérgio Conceição after going out of the Taça da Liga to two late goals by Sporting sub Jovane Cabral.)

18/01/21

“We’re in a phase in which we can’t score goals.”
(Petit, coach of Belenenses SAD, who have six goals in 14 games...)

17/01/21

“We have to give our exhibitions a slap to get to the place we think the name of Famalicão deserves.”
(Fama coach João Pedro Sousa; the team have struggled to find their form this season.)

16/01/21

“When I arrived in Portugal, I had the equivalent of five euros.”
(FC Porto central defender Pepe on early hardships in his career.)

15/01/21

“We’ll do the sums in May.”
(FC Porto coach Sérgio Conceição after his side drew at home to Benfica and missed the chance to make up points on leaders Sporting.)

14/01/21

“In December the forecast was that this year there would be losses of between 276 and 350 million euros.”
(President of the Liga, Pedro Proença.)

13/01/21

“Braga don’t muck about.”
(Coach Carlos Carvalhal after the 5-0 Taça de Portugal win over Torreense.)

12/01/21

“The coach asked me to score, and that’s what I did.”
(Brazilian striker Evanilson after FC Porto’s extra-time 4-2 win over Nacional in the Taça de Portugal.)

11/01/21

“For players it isn’t a disease? Players aren’t human?”
(Benfica coach Jorge Jesus on the toll Covid is taking on his team.)

10/01/21

“When you can’t play the violin, you play the drums or the bass drum.”
(Paços de Ferreira coach Pepa after the hard-worked 2-0 win at Belenenses SAD.)

09/01/21

“I’ve been in worse situations and I’m still here.”
(Jesualdo Ferreira, coach of Boavista, one place above the drop zone.)

08/01/21

“I wasn’t used to this speculation and persecution, with intent to devalue.”
(Benfica coach Jorge Jesus, pressed on the poor performances of his team.)

07/01/21

“I remember my childhood, when we were afraid of the PIDE.”
(FC Porto president Jorge Nuno Pinto da Costa declines to comment on the suspension of coach Sérgio Conceição; the PIDE were Portugal’s secret police during the Salazar regime.)

06/01/21

“We’re only thinking of Sporting. We only see green.”
(Rúben Amorim, coach of Liga leaders Sporting, warns against distractions.)

04/01/21

“We’re used to hurricanes and vulcanoes.”
(Rui Cordeiro, president of Azores club Santa Clara, whose game against Benfica was suspended due to torrential rain and a waterlogged pitch.)

03/01/21

“The Portuguese championship is the sewer of sport.”
(President of the Players’ Union, Joaquim Evangelista.)

02/01/21

“I’ve been worried since the first day. We have to improve in lots of ways.”
(Sporting coach Rúben Amorim after beating title rivals Braga 2-0 to hold on to top spot.)

 

 

 


 

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