With the group stage over, the Premier League International Cup moves on to the knockout stage and the draw determined Liverpool is the first opponent FC Porto B will face in the challenge to renew the title won last season. At the preview of the match for the quarter-finals, which will be played this Wednesday (19h00, Porto Canal), at the home of Tranmere Rovers FC (in Birkenhead, England), the midfielder Luizão assured FC Porto will go in determined to win, despite knowing that the team they will be facing is full of quality and talent.
“We know these are always difficult matches. Liverpool is a highly qualified team, with players that already played in the main squad, and they might face us. We need to focus on our work, on our team, and give everything we have, as if it were the last match we play.”
In England as in Portugal
"The trophy is ours and we are going to defend it, so the team will always play to win, be it in England or for the Second League. We are going to do all we can.”
“The team is confident. We have been working hard and the coach asked us to be calm, humble in every match, and competitive. And that’s how we want to keep going. We know it will be a complicated match, but we want to win.”