With one more match to go in Group B of the European League, FC Porto Fidelidade has already assured the qualification to the quarter-finals of the main European competition of the sport, but still “dreams” of the first place in the group. Vítor Hugo says so, but the player knows that, for that to happen, the team must first beat the Italian team Bassano (Saturday, 20h00, Porto Canal) and hope that FC Barcelona, the current leader, is surprised by Mérignac at Palau Blaugrana.
The number 4 of the Dragons recalled the match of the first round, which the blue and whites won 4-3, and stated the next opponent is a competent team, with good players, and that is exactly why they need to remain fully focused to get another European victory. On the motivation for the match, the forward assures it is at its peak, as anyone playing for FC Porto should always be motivated.
The possibility of the first place
“As long as there is a possibility of reaching the first place, we always have to believe. A surprising result has already happened here and we believe that in Palau Blaugrana the same thing can happen. Either way, we have to do our job, win a game that we know will be difficult, against a team that posed many difficulties in the first round.”
Bassano with strong foundations
“They have strong players. They have Tataranni, who scores goals from anywhere, Diogo Neves, and even a goalkeeper with plenty of experience. It's a team that lives off its players and so we have to be focused and stop those players."
Motivation and favouritism
“FC Porto at home is always favourite, no matter whom we face. We have to assume that, be strong and win the match, as that is the main objective. To play in this club you need to constantly be motivated and it's no different in these matches.”