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Postive Porto earn Pereira praise

Published: Thursday 25 October 2012, 0.35CET
Vítor Pereira praised FC Porto's "positive response" after they finally overcame a dogged FC Dynamo Kyiv, leaving Oleksiy Mykhailychenko to rue some "individual mistakes."

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Published: Thursday 25 October 2012, 0.35CET

Postive Porto earn Pereira praise

Vítor Pereira praised FC Porto's "positive response" after they finally overcame a dogged FC Dynamo Kyiv, leaving Oleksiy Mykhailychenko to rue some "individual mistakes."

Vítor Pereira, Porto coach
We had a good first half and I am pleased with the team's efforts in the second. We tired towards the end, but it is not easy to return after a two-week break and play like that.

Now we have nine points from three matches which is an achievement for any team. It was our objective the start of the group and we have achieved it with some superb performances.

We managed to react well to the second goal and came back to win. I'm very pleased with the way the team responded. Dynamo are a quality team and gave us a lot to think about.

Oleksiy Mykhailychenko, Dynamo assistant coach
It was an entertaining game. Our performance as a team was OK, but not good enough to claim a positive result. We will analyse that but I believe it was individual mistakes that decided the game. Our position in the standings is difficult but not yet catastrophic. We still have three games and we will try to put things right.

Matches such as these are difficult to get over mentally. Today we allowed Porto to play the attacking football they are used to. They had four efforts on goal and scored three goals. That tells you about their high individual level but also about our mistakes. We have to return to our normal level.

I believe our tactical display against Porto was pretty good; we would not have conceded three times without those individual mistakes. We are ready to work for the team which we love and believe in. It is our family club and we believe we can resurrect our traditions. We believe the lads are ready to play the game we demand from them.

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