Montero O.G. (3), Gomez (11, 14), Matri (36) – Montero (17, 44), Wilson Eduardo (56)
On the face of things, it looks like a disappointing pre-season, having only won one of our four friendlies. However, if we dissect the games down, we showed how threatening we can be against a solid Mainz side and lost to great teams in Dortmund and Fiorentina. We weren’t very alert early on in games, so that is a clear concern, but I think I’ve seen enough from my side to know we can hurt the big teams should we maintain our focus.
Patricio was perhaps our stand-out performer in a quiet and tranquil start to the season, pulling off a save versus Moreirense that will live long in the memory.
We’ve had a solid start to the season, as expected. Our first game versus Moreirense was a little cagey, but we looked far more comfortable away against Arouca. Hopefully, we’ll go from strength to strength into next month.