Tuesday, October 21, 2008

“We will be up to the challenge”

Prior to Porto’s Champions League match against Dynamo Kyiv later today, Jesualdo Ferreira, per the team web-site, acknowledged his competitors ability but stated with confidence:

“We will be up to the challenge”

“We’re ready for this match, regarding all circumstances. We know Dynamo’s team, their strong collective display, with quality and organization as main guidelines. This double round against them is very important, especially because of its positioning in the match calendar”

“This match will demand a lot of concentration and collective capacity. We’re aware of the difficulties expected and that makes us stronger and more able to win. We know that only as a team we can overcome this challenge.”

“We won’t change our usual processes and if we manage to put them in practice according to our strategy we’ll get advantages on that. This is an important period to get rid of opponents. We’re confident and we’re sure that the Dragão Stadium will be on our side on this match.”

Porto goes into the match with the following squad:

Bruno Alves, Farías, Fernando, Guarin, Hulk, Lino, Lisandro, Lucho, Mariano, Nuno, Pedro Emanuel, Raul Meireles, Rodríguez, Rolando, Sapunaru, Tarik Sektioui, Tomás Costa and Ventura.

I will report on the match as it concludes.