Off we go, season will start tomorrow
i dunno about u guys, but personally....to me, it doesnt feel real lol its really really early...i sure hope the players are ready.
austria vienna isnt a "big" team, but there are no easy opponents anymore, and i expect us to encounter a physically well prepared team, tactically disciplined and with the ambition to knock us out of the competition....so we have to take the lead and show whos the boss
Santos has called the following players:
goalkeeper: Moreira ,Quim
defense: Nélson, Luisão, Ricardo Rocha , Anderson
midfield: Petit, Beto, Diego, Katsouranis, Karagounis, Nuno Assis, Rui Costa , Paulo Jorge, Marco Ferreira, Manu
attack: Nuno Gomes, Fonseca, Mantorras, Marcel
some key players are out injured, such as miccoli and leo, alcides and joao coimbra werent called either due to injury as well..according to "Record" katsouranis got injured today during training and his recovery in time for the game is being questioned...
im very happy to see that moretto is not travelling to austria
we are lacking defenders as 2 are out injured, but i think the ones available can and will do a good job...got plenty of midfielders outhere to control the midfield....enough strikers to score and...yes we seem to be lacking someone on the wings...with simao on his more than likely way out, with leo injured, and with manduca loaned.....but still, nelson can move up ( with rocha staying more on the back) and manu can do the job as well...paulo jorge i havent seen enough of to pass judgement on but...i trust this team will be up to the challenge and win the game
my starting line-up (still very experimental though, as i dont know how fit some of these players are by now....)
nelson luisão anderson rocha
manu nuno gomes fonseca