Ivanildo believes that Sérgio Conceição should stay at FC Porto not only until the end of the season, but forever.
After losing the League Cup final to Sporting de Braga, Sérgio Conceição made the place available. Porto held him at least until the end of the season, however, for Ivanildo, this is not enough. In an interview with White ball, the former Guinea-Bissau international stresses that Sérgio Conceição “is an asset to FC Porto and any club he goes to” and leaves an appeal to Pinto da Costa.
“Sérgio Conceição is a coach who lives, feels and represents what FC Porto is and I think the president knows that and that is why he hired him. He achieved results and managed to break Benfica's hegemony. when Sérgio Conceição came to FC Porto, the club hadn’t won the title for four years and he managed to break that hegemony. Last year, he wasn’t able to win the championship, but that also happened, unfortunately, because there was a good opponent on the other hand. For me, Sérgio Conceição would stay at the club forever, because he represents what FC Porto is “, he says.
Two teams at different times
Formed at FC Porto, Ivanildo continues to support the club he defended between 1996 and 2009, with loans in between. In 2008/09, he was surrendered to Gil Vicente, having played 25 games and scored two goals.
This Tuesday, Porto fans and Minho face each other for the 18th round of the championship, at Dragão. A special game for the former winger.
Ivanildo points out that “the moment of the teams is different”. Gil Vicente “is growing, has done good results and a good championship”. On the other hand, FC Porto's results in the championship “have not corresponded to the value and quality of the club itself”, so Sérgio Conceição's team has an urgent need to return to winning ways.
“FC Porto is a team that fights to win titles. It is always urgent to win, in a club like FC Porto. Regardless of having lost in the League Cup against Sporting de Braga, there would always be an urgency to win. goes first in the championship and knows that he has a strong opponent in front of him, so he needs to win. And even if he were in front, FC Porto would always need to win every game “, points out Ivanildo, 34 years old.
O FC Porto-Gil Vicente it is played today, at 20h15, in Dragão. Will have live reporting on Renaissance and follow-up to the minute rr.sapo.pt