A BOLA – Stop for reinforcements to take the train (FC Porto)


The pause motivated by the commitments of the national teams made Sérgio Conceição deprived of 14 members of the main squad, thus, unable to work in almost 15 days with the rest of the work group, something that many internationals would certainly want, especially those who they are still looking to consolidate processes and smooth out several edges in adapting to a dragon that has not yet fully met in the new season.

This hiatus from the national competitions will still allow the coach of the national champions to have a more detailed attention to some of the reinforcements hired, which need to be molded in the image of what Sérgio Conceição advocates in favor of the blue and white team.

In the position of goalkeeper Cláudio Ramos has the competition of Marchesín and Diogo Costa, so the ex-Tondela has not added a minute yet – he hopes to be used in one of the secondary competitions, Portuguese Cup or League Cup.

In defense, Carraça, who came from zero cost at Boavista, also remains unpublished and even looks like a foreign body in this FC Porto, opening the window of opportunity to be transferred in January.

As for the most striking reinforcements, namely Toni Martínez, Felipe Anderson and Taremi, all have to increase performance and commitment in training to aspire to ownership. In fact, the Spanish striker was already a starter, but the opportunity did not suit him: he was initially launched against Gil Vicente, at Estádio do Dragão, he ended up substituted at halftime. Since then, he was an unused substitute with Olympiakos, Marseille and Portimonense and in Paços de Ferreira he did not even appear on the game sheet.

Taremi left his scoring mark in the turnaround against Portimonense. The Iranian entered on 31 minutes and made it 2-1 in the opening minute of the 2nd half. Not on purpose: the Persian player waived his country’s national team to be completely focused on the dragon …

Felipe Anderson? It is not enough for her sister and businesswoman to ask for meetings with SAD: to assert herself at FC Porto, the striker conceded by West Ham will have to convince Sérgio Conceição at Olival. These two weeks come in handy to do so.


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