Sergio Conceicao: ‘Porto have nothing to prove against Man City’

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Sergio Conceicao: 'Porto have nothing to prove against Man City'

Sergio Conceicao’s side will seal a place in the knockout phases along with City with triumph at Estadio do Dragao.

Porto boss Sergio Conceicao insists his players have nothing to prove in Tuesday night’s home Champions League tie against Manchester City.

Conceicao’s side will seal a place in the knockout phases along with City with triumph at Estadio do Dragao in their penultimate Group C match.

Porto have taken optimum points from their 3 group games since losing 3-1 to City on matchday one, against Olympiacos and after that Marseille home and away, and they have won their last 4 games in all competitions.

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“It is not the ideal game to prove anything, it is to be faithful to what we worked on,” Conceicao informed an interview. “We don’t have to prove anything to anyone.”

Conceicao was vital of City boss Pep Guardiola‘s touchline behaviour after the 2 sides clashed at the Etihad Arena.

The Portuguese’s claims that Guardiola and his backroom personnel tried to impact authorities during that game makes sure to add spice to Tuesday’s encounter.

Conceicao has prompted his players to preserve their focus after Saturday’s 1-0 league win against Santa Clara left them 4th in their domestic table, 4 points behind leaders Sporting Lisbon.

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“We have to get into the game freed from everything,” he stated. “With an aspiration to win and the attributes that belong to ourteam In these games everybody is encouraged.

“Offensively we are a team that creates a lot. Now it also depends on the value of the opponent.”

Porto head into the game 3 points behind City and 6 ahead of third-placed Olympiacos, who play Marseille in France on Tuesday night.

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