In press conference, Bruno Lage previewed the Round 13 of the Liga NOS. The kick-off will be at 8:30 pm, on Friday, at Estádio do Bessa.
What do you expect for the match at Bessa? How is the preparation going?
Everything is going as expected and I think it will be a tough match. Mainly because of what Boavista has been doing in this championship, namely at home against SC Braga, Sporting and FC Porto. We have to be defensively aggressive in the 1x1 duels, fight for every ball and win the aerials and to create our plays and our goal chances.
Boavista only lost once at home and conceded just a few goals. What aspects should be taken in consideration for this match?
Nothing changes. Our working model is always very the same. They are defensively hard and determined, play with five defenders, in a 5x4x1 system. We have to understand the opponent, prepare our strategy and elect the best XI. The most important thing is that we got to be able to win the 1x1 duels, we got to be aggressive and score.
Text: Marco Rebelo
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