Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Vitor Pereira: I was always confident of Porto

Posted by Admin On 9:11 AM

Both Porto and Marseille's managers were pleased with their squad after notching wins in their UEFA Champions’ League group fixtures. Porto started their Champions League association with a comeback 2-1 win over Shakhtar Donetsk.
Brazilian star Hulk hit the bar before seeing a spot-kick come back off the post, only for the Ukrainian champion to take the lead when Adriano pounce on an awful error by Porto custodian Helton.
However, he made amends after sending an inexorable shot past Olexandr Rybka with a little under half-an-hour gone. Pinheiro Kleber then tapped home in the second half in a match which saw Shakhtar finish with nine men, Yaroslav Rakitskiy and Dimitro Chygrynskiy both given their marching orders.
Porto manager Vítor Pereira was satisfied with the result and exposed his confidence in his side. According to reports from, he said:I was never afraid about the result. We are used to seeing this team turn over bad results.
We played well, had good possession, good profession of space and created opportunities. This team never hides and always believes in its football. With patience and the talent of the players we discovered the right way to score. My team is sure and mature while managing to play at the right pace, Pereira crowed.
On the other hand, Shakhtar coach Mircea Lucescu was disappointed with the result. When asked how he felt, the manager replied:Of course I am disappointed. We ongoing well and forbidden the game until our first player was dismiss.
It is obvious that after we lost the second defender Porto would have the preponderance of possession, but we also created chances of our own.”Luiz Adriano could have scored with two headers while Porto had long shots that were not always accurate. We protected well and didn't allow them to get into our box.We desirable to win this match so I opted to field a bit more of an aggressive lineup which was able to cope with João Moutinho, a very active and dynamic player in midfield, he concluded.


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