NO EUROPE FEAR
Sporting Lisbon manager Marco Silva has stated he isn’t fazed by his group in the UEFA Champions’ League this season.
Upon Sporting’s return to the Champions’ League, the Portuguese giants have been placed up against Arsenal, Bayer Leverkusen and Celtic, among the toughest groups of the draw.
Silva, however, is relishing the challenge of progressing through to the Last 16, with Sporting the clear underdog of the group.
”When you qualify for the Champions’ League, you know you’ll face quality sides; you want to face quality sides. That’s what the tournament is all about.
“We aren’t favourites to progress, but I believe we can make it into the round of Last 16 and we will fight for it. There is no fear factor from us.”
Sporting commence their European adventure at the Estadio Jose Alvalade versus Bayer Leverkusen, ending their group stage campaign at home once more to group favourites Arsenal.