“I who arrive in the country, I did not expect this organization”


Statements by coach Argel Fuchs (Alverca): after the match União de Leiria-Alverca (1-2), during the second leg of the play-offs of the promotion phase of La Liga 3

About the game: “We knew the difficulty of the game, it was an open tie. It was a great game, a great game against a team with high investment and caliber. We managed to play the first game well, at home, we arrived here needing the result. The team, in the decisions, is growing a lot. In the classification phase, we had to win the match to qualify and we did it. Then, in the decisive match with Felgueiras, we had to come back and today the same thing.”

Quality: “In the qualifying phase we were better outside, in this second stage we didn’t do the same outside. Today we took an important step, we are alive in the competition. It was a League II match, as It was the quality of the two teams. It was a fantastic organization, in a fantastic stadium and pitch. I, who arrive in the country, I did not expect to this organization, the quality of the referees, the investment of the clubs, with good players and a good clash of ideas.”

The Covilha: “We will value our victory, because we faced a very strong opponent, in front of many fans. We have taken an important step, nothing more. We are in the final “play-off”. Alverca come out stronger with the win and we hope our stadium is fully packed to face tough opponents Sporting da Covilhã.”

The challenge: “Today is savoring and tomorrow thinking about Covilhã. The chances are 50% for each side. When we took Leiria it was 50% for each side. We have to be ourselves, we have a DNA. There is no favourite, the most important thing is to be alive. We still haven’t succeeded in our challenge. We have to work this week and value this victory. It’s having our feet on the ground , respect, without euphoria”.

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