Surprise in Sporting’s squad for the game against SC Braga (Sunday, 6 pm). Injured during pre-season, Antonio Adán managed to recover in time and will be part of Rúben Amorim’s options for the match.
The guarantee was given by the coach who also praised Israel Franco, hired this season from Juventus to be the shadow of the Spanish goalkeeper.
“Adán is already in the squad. He recovered quickly, he also did everything possible to play, he is special in that aspect, he pushed a lot to be an option, he gave all the signs that he was fit and that’s why he was called up. In relation to Israel Franco, from everything I saw in the pre-season I think we were right. He only has a month of work with Vital, in a year he will be a great goalkeeper, he is our present and future», shot explaining that Luís Neto (suspended) and Daniel Bragança (injury) are the only absentees.
And when it comes to departures, Rúben Amorim also commented on Bruno Tabata’s departure for Palmeiras.
“Tabata is a player that is missed by the squad, but to keep one we have to give up others and the effort that is being made to keep Matheus Nunes, in addition to others, we have to harm the depth of the squad. In case of injuries we have to bet on many youngsters from the B team, it’s an option of the technical team. We can’t have the best of both worlds, we wanted Tabata, but we have to make choices. He was always an exemplary professional, I wanted to play more in the eleven and we cannot harm these players, because they behave too for so long, we also have to pay attention to that”, he explained.
Finally, he spoke of Cristiano Ronaldo and the possibility of returning to Alvalade.
“He is a Manchester United player, I will not be commenting on possibilities that do not exist and it seems to me that he will continue”, he concluded.