Porto coach Sergio Conceiçao appreciated his team’s defeat against Atlético de Madrid after the match at a press conference.
“I am left with the feeling that the game was in the image of the other matches. Like Liverpool’s at home, we created chances, we were very good, they interpreted the strategy, but we didn’t score a goal and we were effective. The start was very balanced, but from there we played a good game. Atlético defended themselves in an organized way, trying to come out with quick counterattacks. We know how Atlético acts. In the second we enter in the same way. We create two goal situations. Atlético scored a goal with a set ball, but we knew we could score at any time. We did everything to equalize and the Atlético player was sent off. But with our red we spoil everything. We deserve more than this result. To be a Champions team we have to be effective at key moments and have offensive efficiency “.
The group of death
“I leave frustrated, a lot of people stayed until the end to applaud the team. The fans want victories, go to the next phase. We spoiled everything with the expulsion of our player ”.
On the verge of getting into the second round
“I have praised the team dynamics. We were very good until Atlético’s corner kick goal. We create situations, but I always say that you have to be more effective. Against Milan we created many chances. I am satisfied by the chances but not by the efficiency ”.
Now, the Europa League
“This is not the time to think about the Europa League. We will talk about it in due time. Soccer is starting over. We will think about the match against Braga and then more competitions will come ”.