Grujic, holder of Matheus’ absence, remains on prevention. This Saturday’s training will be definitive to assess the evolution of the Colombian, who has fewer minutes in 2021/22 than in the two previous seasons.
Matheus took an important step on Monday to recover the muscle problem and there is already one of the last days of Portugal’s presence, one of the last days, Sunday (17) in front of the Cup.
Sérgio Conceição announced that the Colombian midfielder joined the morning training, after having started “apart” from the rest of the squad. “It’s a muscle injury and each day that passes is important for an assessment and the possibility of going to the game or not”, detailed the FC Porto coach cautiously, so today’s session will be crucial to understand the player’s evolution .
The physical problem of the number 8 jersey can be traced back to early April, when it had to be replaced at the beginning of the second half of Santa Clara’s reception. When everything indicated that he would be a starter in the Luz classic, Uribe suffered a relapse and returned to the bulletin, he also failed The clash with Estoril, last weekend. The prospects for Jamor were not encouraging, given that, at the beginning of the working week, the international cafetero remained confined to treatment and gym work. However, Matheus made Agora, the second, still, to recover a time of alignment so that tomorrow’s duel is not an absolute certainty, even giving up a scenario that will be forced to deal with.
In all, Grujic, who took Uribe’s spot in midfield, is on hand to continue to fill the Colombian’s absence. With a series of seven games, Serbia is going through the season and Conceição did not shy away from publicly expressing the confidence he has for the 16th… and for Eustáquio, another option for the midfielder.
“I have complete confidence in Stephen, in Marko [Grujic] and in all the players who can function like Matheus has functional functions for a longer time in our team”, he pointed out that the white and blue coach on the eve of the title given to the Dragons, almost two years ago. since he joined FC Porto in 2019. If he plays in the Jamor final, Matheus, 31, will end the season with 38 games. In 2020/21, he accumulated 46 games (3807′) and in the previous one 41 (3268′) ).