THE BALL – «We control the game, not the decisions of the referees» (Paços de Ferreira)

Proud. This is the feeling of Pepa with the exhibition of Paços de Ferreira in Alvalade. The defeat (0-2) with Sporting, stresses, in no way pinches the good game of the pacenses against the leader of the League.

«Pride in what the players did. Happy on the pitch, true to our identity and we were unhappy with the way we conceded goals. We looked for happiness from the first to the last minute. We controlled Sporting’s depth and breadth very well, we lacked effectiveness in the last third. We had opportunities to score but we couldn’t. It was a good football game. There are no moral victories, we want to win, but we played here with a lot of personality and courage. We clung to our identity and our ideas, today we were not happy, congratulations to Sporting for the victory », he analyzed, speaking to Sport TV.

Contestation of referees during the game: «It’s part, it’s the heat of the game. I’ve seen the penalty shootout. What can we do? I’m not going to hold on to that. We had 80 minutes. We control the game, not the decisions of the referees. They are there to decide, badly or well they have to decide, and it is not easy. We have to go after the game, we didn’t make it but we tried. And when that is the case, we will win many times. »

Paços de Ferreira had not lost to the League since matchday 9 (1-2 with Benfica, in Luz).

«If we look at that defeat and this one, the team was the same in the way it faced the game and looked for victory. We were just like ourselves ”, praised Pepa.


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