Estoril Praia finished the preparation of the reception to Sporting at this Friday, before the morning training, the goalkeeper Renan Ribeiro spoke about the duel with the team led by Jorge Jesus and summed it all up in a sentence that drew smiles on a fresh morning in Amoreira: “The most prepared will cry less.”
The number 40 estorilista recognizes quality to the current leader of the championship but relies on the quality of the work of Estoril. “Sporting have a great team, but we have to think about ourselves and win.” Bas Dost and Gelson are good players but the quality of Sporting is not only judged by two players. We want to make a good game and achieve a positive result, he said.
“I trust my team-mates and we can all make a great match together,” added the goal-keeper, who also talked about the working weeks with Ivo Vieira, who arrived in December in Portugal. “I like the coach’s playing style, it’s a very offensive game, with possession … it’s trusting those ideas and our team.
Renan Ribeiro played in three matches, against FC Porto, Vitória SC and CD Tondela, three games and a few weeks that earned him praise for Portuguese football and the country. “I’m really enjoying being here,” he said.