Sergio Conceicao insists FC Porto ‘deserved to win by a far bigger margin than just 1-0’ against Milan in the Champions League.
The former Inter, Lazio and Parma winger is now a successful tactician and praised his men for this evening’s victory.
“I have to compliment my team, because they played an extraordinary match,” said the coach in his press conference.
“There is no strategy that can work if you do not also have ingredients like an aggressive attitude. I think it’s the first time Milan have failed to find the net this season and that says a lot.
“We weren’t perfect, though, because we deserved to win this by a far bigger margin than just 1-0.”
Porto also rattled the woodwork, although Ciprian Tatarusanu didn’t really have saves to make.
It was a remarkable turnaround from the side that lost 5-1 at home to Liverpool only a few weeks ago.
“We worked to improve the defending, with a second striker and the wingers helping. We didn’t go with the 4-4-2 proper today, we did what we wanted and we are satisfied.”
Porto and Atletico Madrid now have four points, while Liverpool are running away at the top with maximum points.
“Liverpool’s victory in Madrid puts us at an advantage.”