Franclim Carvalho said in the preview of the match against Famalicão that the next two games will be a semi-final and a final, not admitting that playing after the rivals in the fight for maintenance – Moreirense, Tondela , Arouca – grants any type of benefit.
“The pressure must always be there, we had it, it’s part of the job. Now the calculation will be done at the end. I said it would be the last, mathematically, and it looks like it will.
What I said to the players and to you [jornalistas] it’s that we can only watch what we can do. We are sure of it: one of the opponents played yesterday [Moreirense] and it no longer catches up with us if we win both games. What I said is that we don’t have two finals: we have a semi-final and then a final,” he said.
As for the opponent, who will go to Jamor with guaranteed maintenance, Fraclim Carvalho said that we will have to be attentive: “I told the players that we cannot think that Famalicão comes here relaxed. If there is wear, we always pay attention to the last image. We are prepared knowing that Famalicão will not give us anything.
Franclim Carvalho will not be able to count on six players, between suspended (Sithole and Sandro) and injured, for the reception with Famalicão and, given the unavailability of left-back Chima Akas, has confirmed that Nilton Varela will play.