Sergio Conceiçao, coach of Porto

THE PORTO COACH PRAISED XAVI

Sérgio Conceiçao rules out facing a Barça diminished by the 'crisis'

Published:28/11/2023 - 00:17h

Updated:28/11/2023 - 00:17h

Sérgio Conceiçao reviewed the current situation of his team and FC Barcelona in the preview of Tuesday's match in Montjuïc. For the Portuguese coach, Barça is still a favorite and its drop in performance is due to a "temporary crisis"

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The Port wine knows that his visit to Montjuïc is an opportunity of gold to assault the leadership of the Group H in the UEFA Champions League. In the previous of the duel of the Tuesday in front of the FC Barcelona, the technical Sérgio Conceiçao ensured that they expect a very hard rival in spite of the drops and the crisis of game that face the ones of Xavi Hernández after the fall in front of the Shakhtar and the tie in Vallecas.

"We think that we will find us with a very strong team, with a trainer with a long experience. It has showed to be very competitive and no puts it to him easy to anybody. We expect a Barça very strong, independently of the players", explained the trainer luso. On the bad moment culé, ensures that "the crises are temporary" , more when it treats of two teams with a lot of history like culés and 'dragons'.

The Port wine descarta that the pressure affect to the Barça

On the errors committed by the Barça in the first minutes of several parties, Conceiçao thinks that the pressure will not be a factor in Montjuïc. "The Barcelona has not gone in well in the parties, but in the final part finish having a lot of strength. With players with so much experience and with Xavi, will not play with pressure. Only they will play a party of Champions, will want to win like us. We also have to compete each four days".

In this sense, the technician of the Port wine anticipated that only they consider to win in Catalonia like a good result. "A big night for us is a triumph. We look for the perfection. All the world knows that, further of the moment, are split of high level and where the players are very motivated and excited. If we think in the staff of the Barcelona there is big players. We need a big night to win", puntualizó the technician of Coímbra.

The keys of the Port wine for lastimar to the Barça

Regarding the type of party and the keys that can determine the result, Sérgio Conceiçao descartó a similar duel to the contested in October in Portugal. "The party has different moments. There will be moments where are further back, in other occasions the pressure will be higher... In Port wine the party had some characteristics and here will be different. The important is the how face it", highlighted the technician luso.

On the present of Nico González, the trainer of the 'dragons' reiterated that it has the ex mediocentro of the Barça, further of the few minutes that has had in the last weeks. "Nico has done his route, has played minutes and will have more in the future, the same tomorrow. Has a lot of quality, are very happy. As all those that arrive new, have to happen a process of adaptation", puntualizó Conceiçao.

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