The Porto coach, Sergio Conceiçao, was critical of the arbitration received this Wednesday in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal against Chelsea, where he noticed “a little” that they do not belong to one of the “five strongest leagues”, and also considered “extremely unfair” the defeat by 0-2, although he does not give up having options in the return. “We are the only team in the quarterfinals that does not belong to one of the five strongest leagues in the world and we feel that a little bit for these types of games. It is not normal. Azpilicueta committed maybe ten fouls and was not cautioned, and I think there was a penalty on Marega. There were several situations that clearly did not make me happy, “Conceiçao criticized TVI24 at the end of the match.
For the Portuguese coach, “the result was extremely unfair“, but he does not forget that” what counts are the goals that Chelsea scored. “” I think the team played a very good game, always very consistent in defensive terms, always attacking with danger, and Chelsea's first shot was the goal in minute 32, “he indicated.”We were not afraid, we tried to score and in the second half it was the same. There was little from Chelsea in the last third of the match and we had some situations, but we couldn't score, “added the 'Dragons' coach.
Conceiçao believes that “in strategic terms, the game was very well planned.” “Not great because we didn't win. Chelsea have had a lot of difficulties, there are 90 minutes left and we will believe that it is possible to score goals in the next game and reopen the tie. In the quality of the game we were superior to Chelsea, but there are no moral victories, “he said.
Tuchel: “It was a difficult game and with many moments in which we suffered”
Chelsea coach Thomas Tuchel acknowledged that they had “a difficult game” and with “many moments” in those who had a bad time this Wednesday in their first leg of the Champions League quarter-final against Porto, finally settled with “an excellent result.” “It was a difficult match against a strong Porto and there were many moments when we suffered, but we have to accept this because it is like that at this point in the competition,” said Thomas Tuchel after the match to 'BT Sport'.
The german coach praised “the spirit” of his team to achieve “an excellent result”, with which they leave behind the tough defeat last weekend against the WBA by 2-5. “We have had many victories together and we have had a defeat together, but now we have had a reaction after a defeat together. It gives us confidence,” he confessed. Too He was “very happy” for Mason Mount's goal.. “It was a very important goal, away from home, it opened the game and calmed everyone's nerves. It was not an easy shot, but it was very precise and made the right decision at the time,” he said.