After being loaned to Nice, France, for two years, Ricardo has been one of the best in the blue and white pre-season, having even been considered man of the match this Sunday, against Vitória de Guimarães (2-0). After the match, the versatile player spoke of a “step forward” in the preparation of the team and acknowledged that Sérgio Conceição has passed “confidence” to the squad.
“It was a good test for us. It was the first time we played with the support of our fans and this is important. It was another step forward in preparation, to start the championship well.”
“I think it has gone well, we have been working well, strong. We are prepared in the best way and I am one more that is preparing to gain his space and make life difficult for the coach.”
The impressions on Sérgio Conceição
“They are positive. The coach wants intensity and aggressiveness in the right direction and that the team plays and shows the quality it has. It has given confidence and that has been important.”