Marcel Emperor frustrated that he Monday in the final phase of the disappointing stale aftermath of Sporting CP against Maritimo (0-0) is sent away to the stands. The trainer had commented on the referee.
“It is the first exclusion in my career. I have to accept that. But I was misunderstood”, began the Emperor his story during an interview with the Portuguese newspaper A Bola.
“The referee took a number of strange decisions. The game was constantly interrupted. That was a shame. We have great players, but we didn’t always have the space to show.”
Sporting got through the tie against Maritimo further behind FC Porto and Benfica. The green-and-white formation has eleven and ten points less than the top two places, giving the right on participation in the Champions League.
The pressure on Emperor will therefore only continue to increase. The own supporters were shouting in the past few weeks with white handkerchiefs several times to his departure.
Bas Dost could be the difference for Sporting CP against Maritimo. ()
‘The motivation of the players is not the problem’
Emperor himself is as yet no great concern. He will find the game of his team against Maritimo hopeful and claims that it is between the ears is well with his players.
“The motivation of the players is not the problem. They played well in the second half. We created a lot of chances. That they haven’t responded, it is football”, he said on a sober manner.
“We must continue to fight. We have a little more luck is required to win races. We have a problem when we have no chance to get, but that was absolutely not the case.”
For the Emperor wait about a month, probably the match of the truth. Sporting then play the return against rival Benfica in the semi-finals of the Taça de Portugal and they should use a 2-1-behind see way to work.