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      21.02.2017 18:30 - in: Champions League S

      Espirito Santo: “Determined to beat Bianconeri”

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      Porto manager Nuno Espirito Santo, joined by striker André Silva, underline the hosts’ belief in winning Wednesday’s Champions League match against Juventus

      Porto manager, Nuno Espirito Santo believes that his side has what it takes to beat Juventus tomorrow night at the Estadio do Dragao and earn the advantage in their Champions League last 16 tie.

      “This is a huge match between two great European clubs,” Espirito Santo opened. “We’ve our sights set on victory and we’re improving all the time. A full stadium will help our cause no doubt. The fans will be coming in their droves to cheer us on for the win.

      “Since August, after the Champions League play-offs, we were in quite a difficult situation, but we overcame many challenges and consistently raised our game. We’re now in a perfect position to take on the Bianconeri. We feel ready and are determined to beat them.”

      Porto striker and top scorer, André Silva, echoed his manager’s words that the Dragons were in fine fettle ahead of tomorrow’s contest, whilst admitting they’d need to be at their best in order to seal success in front of their supporters.

      “We’ve done our homework on Juventus. They’re a top side and very hard to beat with a dangerous forward line.

      “They’ve great players, but then so do we. We know how to click as a team, to change systems of play and react to certain situations. We’ll look to apply the pressure from the first whistle tomorrow, but we must also focus on our defending and hope that things go right for us. We’re confident of winning.”

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