Sporting CP manager Silas enters today’s match against Boavista seeking the three points and hoping SC Braga slip to help get his team into third place.
Sporting will also be seeking a chance for the first time this season to go four matches without a loss.
On Saturday, during his match preview with media, he was asked if his team had finally stabilized.
“The instability of the winter transfer market, as well as the one that is going on when the season begins, is instability that is always very bad for clubs. For us, I think it was even worse because it messed with a player who was very pivotal for us. Unconsciously, I think Bruno was more out than here in his last few matches. This is normal. I think he would have given us more if we didn’t have all the instability. And I can see why. He had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and he deserves it. You know that he is one of the best. He will be one of the best in Manchester. The instability (rumors, media speculation) that he had to deal with I think ended up impacting us too.”
Silas said the recent transfer market also impacted other players who had their own media speculation about their futures.
“There were more players who were in that position too and I think they weren’t 100 percent here either. It also happens to me and it is very difficult to detach from what is around us, even more so in today’s times.”