Jorge Sanchez on Porto exit: “A contract is not enough”

Along with the rest of the team, the players were separated from training and will definitely not be in the squad for the clash against Vitoria de Guimaraes.


Spanish football players Tony Martinez And Ivan Jaime, Mexican Jorge Sanchez and Luso Andre Franco They are separated from training with the rest of the first team by the coach Porto Sergio Conceição.

In a press conference given today by the coach of PortoThey will play against each other before returning to the cup semi-finals Vitoria de Guimaraes, Sergio Conceição He did not want to give a specific explanation on the matter.

According to the coach, he promised, “There's nothing to say.” Porto When questioned about the sidelining of four players, he said, “Agreement is not enough, it is necessary”.

With this, apart from some injured players like the goalkeeper, these four players are likely not to be called up for tomorrow's match. Diego Costa.

Pioneer with Iker Casillas

A similar situation happened with Iker Casillas in October 2017, although he was not separated from training with the rest of the team. Conceição decided to withdraw the franchise.

There was speculation about several issues, including the goalkeeper's use of a mobile phone, but, in the end, the coach publicly stated that he did it because he was not satisfied with his performance. Weeks later, Casillas returned to the starting eleven.

Tony Martinez, Ivan Jaime and Jorge Sanchez

Tony Martinez He is a 26-year-old forward from Murcia who has been international with the Spanish U-19s, joining Porto from the 2020-21 season. He has never earned starter status under the current coach.

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Like it Martinez, A midfielder from Málaga, Ivan Jaime, 23 years old, arrived Porto Comes from Famalicao. He did just that last season, and although he wasn't consistent in the starting eleven, he showed great quality.

A different case is on the Mexican side Jorge Sanchez, He came in debt Porto to him Ajax He was due to return to the Dutch club last August and at the end of the current campaign. as Martinez And JamesThe undisputed starter didn't earn the coach's confidence.

Tension and election

He Porto They are going through some moments of great internal tension as they are almost out of the Champions League places for next season. In Portugal There are two places and Porto Third, 11 points behind Benfica.

Also, the election for the post of club president will be held on April 27 Jorge Nuno Pinto da CosaAt 86, who has been in office since 1982, his main challenger will be a well-known coach. Andre Villas-BozAlready a technician Porto, Chelsea, Tottenham Or Olympique de Marseilleamong others.

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