The preparation for the two matches against RC Strasbourg and AS Saint-Etienne, his role, the team's objectives ... Gelson Martins spoke about these subjects during the press conference. Excerpts.
Each coach has his vision, his ambitions about play. I always try to do what is asked of me and to help the team. I'm in a position that suits me, which allows me to express myself more.
The main change with the arrival of the new staff is the tactical philosophy. It is up to us to integrate the coach's ideas and try to apply that. Robert Moreno gives us a lot of confidence, it helps!
I try to learn from all situations. I have progressed defensively. Offensively I didn't manage to do as well as I wanted to in the first half of the season. But you have to take the positives and keep at it.
The objective is to gain the maximum of points, and to win matches. We're aiming for the podium. You have to have the ambition and the pressure to give yourself the means to get there.
We work a lot on link-up play in training. It is important that everyone has a sense of space so that the tactical organization is fluid and that we can get chances and threaten the opponent.
The two matches against PSG were good. The first was better, the second was more physically difficult. In terms of efficiency Paris was able to score at the right time. It belongs in the past but we must use it for the future.
I'm ready to play, I've been a little tired, but I'm getting better. I always think of the Portuguese national team, I try to be at that level and give my best. Being called up depends on my success at the club!