Former Barcelona assistant praises Sergio Conceição and Taremi: ‘It’s exceptional’

FC Porto face Barcelona in the 2nd round of the group stage of the Champions League and in the neighboring country there is praise for Sérgio Conceição, coach of the blue and white, and also the forward Mehdi Taremi.

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“I really like Sérgio Conceição as a coach. FC Porto is a team that has changed a lot compared to last year. They have an Iranian striker, Taremi, who is exceptional. In the rest of the positions they also have good players, because they always sign well, but none who stand out in a special way. I think it’s a good rival for Barcelona,” Robert Moreno, a former assistant for Luis Enrique’s Barcelona, told Marca newspaper.

“I very much doubt that Conceição will do anything that is not usual. He plays in 4-2-3-1 and will keep it that way. He is an opponent who wants to play as an equal and that favours Barca. FC Porto will play to beat Barcelona and that’s where the spaces that can be taken advantage of appear,” he said.

“Cancelo is more important than João Félix”

Without training since 2021/22, Robert Moreno also analyzed the signings of the Portuguese João Félix and João Cancelo.

“Even if it goes against the grain, I think Cancelo is more important than Joao Felix despite his goals and assists. What Cancelo is giving is something really uncontrollable for opponents. There was a tactical change with Cancelo because it gives you a lot of things on offense, but it also takes you out on defense.”