Is it a great victory and a lot of confidence?
André Villas-Boas: “We needed this victory. I hope it will give us a little more confidence. We took a personal level, everyone was well involved, the individual performances were very good. worked well collectively with the change of system which had a surprise effect on the opponent. We will see what we will do against Olympiakos (Wednesday). It’s a very good performance, a very good game , good in intensity … it’s a very good game for our team. “
You have successfully started the match …
AVB: “Yes it’s true, we needed that strength of confidence. With the missed penalty, we went down a bit, but the second half was very good, the players were very focused and we carried the game until ‘at the end. Everyone took a notch higher in terms of individual performances. We needed a victory to build individual confidence. Now we are next to the top positions, three points behind first having already played for PSG, Lille and Lyon. If we are able against Lorient, Lens and Strasbourg (the next three games) to continue to do good things, that will allow us to climb even more in the standings. “
Are Duje Caleta-Car and Dario Benedetto injured?
AVB: “The ankle is a sprain, both. In the corner for Benedetto and for Caleta-Car on the goal where I think there is a foul when the attacker falls on Duje …”
Why was it important to approach the Champions League with a victory?
AVB: “We will approach it at least with a little more confidence. If we were to go to Olympiakos with a bad result tonight, it would have been hard. We will take advantage of this dream that we achieved last year , even if it’s a shame that it is without an audience, in Greece it’s hot and intense too. We start a competition that we all dreamed of, and that is good for us. To win there would be exceptional, Taking a point would also be good for us. We will see, because it will be a very hard game, they won 4-0 today in the league. It is a team that plays well, plays attacking football and is used to winning. It’s going to be tough. “