The First Test
When I came to this club, I knew there would be challenges, I had to expect that. From day one I've put all my effort in to ensuring that my players share that same drive and attitude I have when going into games, no matter who the opponent is.
In my opinion, being drawn against Leixões is one of the best things that can happen for us. Not only does this give us some much needed money from the tickets sold, but it also gives us a chance to showcase our talent on a broader stage and shows us how good we really could be.
Leixões are not one of the most famous clubs by any means. In fact they aren't even in the Primeira Liga. That is not an issue for me, as I still think this draw is the perfect one. There is no way we're going to adopt a defensive approach for this game, we're going to play to our strengths and see what we can do.
I am confident about my team. We have a good squad, and we have a good team spirit about us and they are the two most important things for a team, in my opinion. We will go out there tomorrow, play our game and come home with a result that I know will please the fans - we will play with our heart on our sleeve and show Portugal who Oriental Lisbon is!