Europa League Preview Sporting CP vs Arsenal: Leoes Big Ambition
Sporting CP will host Arsenal in the first leg of the last 16 of the 2022/2023 Europa League. Photo credit: arsenal.com
LISBON – Sporting CP will host Arsenal in the first leg of the last 16 of the 2022/2023 Europa League. Coach Ruben Amorim emphasized that Leoes-nicknamed Sporting CP-carries big ambitions.
The Sporting vs Arsenal match will take place at the Jose Alvalade Stadium, Lisbon, Friday (10/3/2023) at 00.45 WIB. Representatives of Portugal benefited enough to appear in public themselves.
Amorim realizes that anything can happen in football. Because of that, he felt that beating Arsenal who were in their best performance was not impossible.
“Beating a team like Arsenal showed us that anything is possible. Two games, anything is possible,” Amorim said on the club’s official website.
Amorim feels that beating Arsenal will have a positive impact on Sporting. Apart from making it easier during the second leg, it also adds to the confidence of the players.
Amorim feels that the victory over the provisional leaders of the Premier League will be a big motivation for his team to fight for the title.
“Getting rid of a team like Arsenal will allow us to face the challenges ahead with a different mind,” he said.
Amorim admits that Sporting CP will not be the favorites to win the Europa League this season. However, he was reluctant to think too far and only focused on beating Arsenal first.
“We will not be the favorites because there are still teams with other strengths,” explained the former Benfica midfielder.
“And, there’s no point in thinking about that, we will compete well and try to win it,” concluded Amorim.