Good to see Michel up his game. He appears to be a confidence player. Josue looks a tremendous talent for you - If you stay top six, you may struggle to hold onto him next season. Do you feel you can qualify for the Europa League?
Great start to the season. Fortunate with your group in the Europa League but you only beat what is put in front of you. Carlos Fierro has a good PA at the game start so not surprised he is performing.
Reckon a Champions League spot is there for the taking? Would you stay if you qualified?
I think that Champions League is too optimistic. Sure, we've won against Benfica and Porto but those two teams plus Sporting will be in the top 3 anyways. I won't stay no matter where we finish. It's time to move on, 3 years is enough.
I have never managed in Portugal so am not that familiar with the competitions. Is the bwin Cup the equivalent of the League Cup here in England? Your schedule is mental, no wonder your players were affected with fatigue etc. Are you tempted to wrap cotton wool on your players in preperation of the cup final?