Sérgio Oliveira was one of the news in the starting team this Saturday, to face Sporting de Braga at Estádio do Dragão, for matchday 21 of Liga NOS. And Sérgio Conceição's bet couldn’t have been better: the midfielder was all over the pitch and had time to help the attack, using his head to score the first goal of the match, which ended with a blue and white victory, by 3 -1. For the number 27, this victory is a proof of unity and intensity.
Analysis to the victory
“This was a very important match for us. We won with a two goals margin and gave a proof of unity and intensity. The coach has been saying that we are all at the same level and truth is this has been confirmed. I played today, I had the opportunity to score a goal, and that's very good, especially because we won. We tied last week and that makes us upset, as we are a great team and we just want to win. Now we need to continue like this.”
Happiness for the goal and for the nomination of man of the match
“I’m happy. Everyone is happy to help the team. To score and to win, it makes it even better. At home or away, we will always fight to win and to become champions. Being the man of the match is a reward for the good performance. It’s always important, but I want to say it again: what matters the most is our spirit. I think it was my first header. The coach has been insisting that the second midfielder has to get in the area. And it paid off.”