Ahead of the 2023-24 Champions League match, Barcelona received a harsh threat from fellow Portuguese side Porto.
The Catalan club’s first football team is preparing to play an important match against its Portuguese counterpart Porto in the second round of the 2023-2024 European Champions League.
The expected match will take place tomorrow evening, Wednesday, at exactly ten o’clock in the evening Cairo and Mecca time, on the grounds of the Dragon Stadium, the stronghold of the Portuguese national team.
It is worth noting that Barça is in the eighth group of the Champions League along with the Portuguese Porto, the Ukrainian Shakhtar and the Belgian Antwerp.
Porto coach threatens Barcelona ahead of Champions League match
Porto coach Sergio Conceicao spoke at the pre-match press conference, saying: “We look at the match and believe that we are capable and must win it. The respect we have for Barcelona should not make us afraid of anything. This match in the Champions League between two teams representing regions that raise the name of their country.” “In Europe and in the world they are both historical, but history does not matter, these are players who will try to bring joy.”
He added: “Al-Jawawin? “These are two Portuguese internationals of excellent quality. I see that most of Barcelona’s players are above average. Even the youngest player, who is 16, is well known.”
He added: “They are a quality team and Felix and Cancelo have filled the positions that I think Barcelona need.”
He said: “We always have the support of the fans, and not because it is Barcelona. The fans also want us to win. We want to bring happiness to those who go to the stadium and those who watch the match at home.”
He explained: “Efficiency is a fact, but it’s about the quality of Barcelona’s attacks, with players of great quality moving into more advanced areas. “They either arrive faster or sometimes play with more support.”
He stressed: “But we have to be strong and consistent in defense. “We have to understand their movements. Cancelo is on the right, deeper, and the left-back (Alejandro Balde) is more attacking with Felix inside, closer to Lewandowski.”
He continued: “We have to exploit their weaknesses because they have weaknesses and because of the kind of team we are and how we play these matches, there are important details. We will suffer with Barcelona, but Barca will also suffer from Porto.”
He continued: “Like the players, I am passionate about my work and grow through my work. “These are different matches, with different characteristics and different players. Let’s look at the match and believe that we can and want to win it.”
He concluded: “I don’t have a crystal ball, but we will work to ensure there are no goals against us.” “The Barcelona coach knows our strengths. We are a competitive team in local competitions and in the Champions League.”