Rio Ave – Estoril Praia match is played this Friday at 18.15 p.m and was thinking about a team with “quality” that the coach prepared the game. “We know that Rio Ave has quality, that likes to have ball possession and that has an offensive mindset. We believe that we will achieve a positive result,” Ivo Vieira stressed in a press conference ahead of the match.
The coach underestimated the fact that he had less three players (Fernando, Pêpê and Kyriakou) in preparation for the 28th round of the Liga NOS, before valuing the possibility of some returns to the competition. “No coach can complain about having players at the level of the national team, we have to adjust. We recovered some injured players.”
Before travelling, the leader also spoke about what he wants for the match and underlined the changes that three points can make in the league table. “We have to continue to emphasize our defensive part by being bolder on the offensive level. We believe in what we can do. We are a win from matching the teams with 25 points” he said.
In the other hand, more three matches were scheduled: Estoril Praia – Marítimo (on April 7 at 4 p.m.), Portimonense – Estoril Praia (on April 14 at 4 p.m.) and Estoril Praia – SL Benfica (on April 21 at 8.15 p.m.).