With the win over Benfica (3-1) in the 13th round of the league, Sporting stayed in pursuit of FC Porto (both with 35 points) and dug a difference against the Adler (31st). Given the idea of revalidating the title won last season, Rúben Amorim stayed on the ground.
“I’m not saying we’re closer to the bi championship, but closer to building a team that can win championships. We know the quality of our opponents, the way FC Porto play. It’s cycles, I remember when the championship started everyone said that Benfica would come out. In addition to winning titles, and we need that, we have to build something that is still at the beginning, we still have a big difference to our rivals in some aspects and we are getting closer from game to game, ”he said.
Nevertheless, he suspected the superiority in this match.
«Sporting was better than Benfica today. They had more ball, but we always felt comfortable in the game. We were better because my players understood the game better than the Benfica players. We were superior, we deserved the win and have to think about the next game, ”he concluded.