Pepa saw much of the match between Vitória de Guimarães and Sporting (1-3), counting for the 27th round of the Bwin League, from the lodge at the D. Afonso Henriques stadium due to his expulsion in the first part of the match.
Speaking at the press conference at the end of the game, Pepa commented on the moment he saw the red card, regretting referee Fábio Veríssimo’s decision. “When it comes to sending off, I can count on one hand the times I’ve been sent off. Yellow cards do exist. I left the technical area, and the yellow card was fair. I’m sorry for We can’t do anything. It was a well-played game. We started the second half well. The first half was intense and contested, with no great scoring chances.” he began by evoking.
The team’s good start in the second half
“In the second half, we started very well, with chances. [ao minuto 54] it was a key moment. Sporting managed to connect the game more and gain the upper hand. After the 2-1, we looked for everything with a header, but Marcus’ counter-current goal [Ewards] closed the game. I want to congratulate the players and the fans for everything they have done.”
The entry of Pote and Matheus Nunes created difficulties for Vitória
“The details are part of the game. With the entry of Pedro Gonçalves, Matheus Nunes came down and created difficulties for us. The team had personality and character. Then you have to have great emotional control, because we had a lot of yellow cards early on. [Veríssimo] made a good match technically. It’s a pity that we didn’t avoid Sporting’s second goal, in which everything was played very well.”
“We did everything to get another result”
“We didn’t win, but we did everything to get another result. We had to go further. The 3-1 is a penalty, but the players are to be congratulated. Sporting were on top for 10-15 minutes. . balanced game.”
Absence of Lent from the match sheet
“It was an option,” he concluded.