Porto manager, Sergio Conceicao has revealed that it is not a good time for his team to face Chelsea after they suffered their first loss under Thomas Tuchel in the Premier League.
The blues head into the game against Porto on a back of 5-2 defeat to West Brom at the weekend, which is not a good way to head to the Champions League quarter-final first leg.
But Porto coach Conceicao also believes that it was not the ideal result for his team’s preparation.
Conceicao has told his Porto players to be vigilant about the danger that could arise from their opponents, who have just suffered their first loss under the German boss.
“You know that Thiago Silva was sent off in the first half and that the game had a different course,” said Conceicao.
“Chelsea until this last game had been extremely competent; they have not lost a game in the Champions League, they have the second-best defence in the Champions League and also in the English League.
“They are a competent team, and when these defeats happen it serves as a warning.
“If you want my opinion, I would prefer that they won the last game. Because these situations make the siren sound and make everyone more alert, more awake to danger, and I honestly don’t like these defeats very much.”