Vitor Baía: “If I am the best Portuguese goalkeeper? Without a doubt …”


first_img“The way Mourinho prepared us was excellent. So much so that when Manchester United played us in the Champions League, what was the first thing we did? ApplaudWe were all happy, as if without thinking: “Finally, someone at our level. We are going to face a challenge and we are going to do it.” That was Jose’s style and you could see it inside the locker room. Now I can tell you something else. There were games in which we bet on how much we were going to win. And not only in the league, also in international matches. We had that confidence. We were on another level, “said the doorman.Baía was twice named Footballer of the Year and has a very complete record. In Barelona LaLiga won, two Copa del Rey, one Recopa, two Super Cups from Spain and one from Europe. In Porto, his record is crowned by a Champions League, a UEFA, ten Leagues, five Cups, an Intercontinental and nine Super Cups. Vitor Baía was Porto’s goalkeeper for years, excluding a brief stint at FC Barcelona. The Portuguese defended the goal of the squad led by Jose Mourinho, who came out champion of Europe and accumulated up to 80 international appearances throughout his career.Yesterday, in the ‘FC Porto em casa’ program it was clear, He is considered the best Portuguese goalkeeper and part of a historical generation. “Because we want to be kind and politically correct, we try to be careful with those things. But with my age and experience, I have no doubt (of which is the best). You get tired of hearing some things, especially from a generation that has not seen us play. This pause has even been useful for that. We played a lot and we were the best, no doubt, “explained the goalkeeper.Within this program he also valued teammates and coaches and highlighted another name: Jose Mourinho. About Mourinho highlights his ability to be motivated and how he got a dominant team.last_img