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Despite exiting the Champions League, Porto must be proud - Oliveira

Wed 14 April 2021 | 9:19

The Portugal international is focusing on competing for the Primeira Liga title after Porto exited the Champions League.

Sergio Oliveira

believes

Porto

’s exit from the Champions League was ‘frustrating and sad’, but insists his side should be ‘proud of the journey’.

Mehdi Taremi

meeting the target in the stoppage-time came out too late as Porto only vanquished

Chelsea

1-0 on Tuesday.

A 2-0 win in the first leg sealed the Blues a spot in the semi-finals. Although Porto pushed hard, they lacked ideas until Taremi found the target.

Oliveira told

TVI

:

"It's frustrating and sad, but it's football. We must be proud of our journey. Even in this tie, we had many moments when we were superior to Chelsea.

"We were penalised for two moments of a lack of attention, but it is part of football. These were team mistakes, not individual ones. The Champions League is over, now we have the [Primeira Liga] championship, which is our main goal."

He added:

"With the advantage of two goals, I think Chelsea came to manage us. They wanted to calm down the tempo and our intensity. If we were two goals ahead, I think we would have done the same.

"Unfortunately, we scored close to the end. Our aim was to score the first goal as quickly as possible, unfortunately we were unable to do that."


source: SportMob