On a day of tribute to Mário Jorge and Martins, two football legends from Estoril Praia, the main squad received and won, this afternoon, against SC Braga B, by two balls to one. Gonçalo Santos and Filipe Soares were the scorers of Estoril goals.
It was a busy afternoon for the club, as the Under-23 squad also played and beat Académica late in Sintra by three balls to two.
Coach Bruno Baltazar says: “When I arrived I found a team with a lot of work done and my first week at the club was very hard work, we tried to understand what was done, tried to adapt and correct what was to be less positive, to stimulate the players towards goals and increase focus on tasks. We are in the period of adaptation for all and today the result was much better than the exhibition. Luckily we ended up with more possession and we got the result I wanted on my debut. ”
“We got insecure against a motivated Braga, with some difficulties in the first minutes of the match, we ended up reacting with the goal and having a few more chances in the first half. In the second half, we corrected some issues, we did not retreat, we tried to play our game and we ended up being happy in the final result, “says the coach.
To finish the coach says, “thanks you to who was present, a game on a Tuesday in working hours, we know that it is not easy to come to the stadium and support so intensely. I also leave our appeal to those who cheer for Estoril Praia, because we need the support of all the fans and only together we will achieve our goals. The task is arduous, difficult, but we are focused on ourselves, our work and our tasks. ”
Thierry Graça, Filipe Soares, Diakhité, João Góis, Pedro Queirós, João Patrão, Gonçalo Santos, Diney, Rafael Furlan, Aylton Boa Morte and Roberto were the eleven players who started the match this afternoon. Sandro Lima, Ibrah Koneh and Dadashov were also used by the coach.