Porto coach Sergio Conceicao thinks that the upcoming Europa League playoff against Lazio will be incredibly tough.
Speaking to Portuguese media outlet SapoDesporto (via LazioNews24) recently, the 47-year-old Portuguese coach looked ahead to the upcoming playoff match against the Biancocelesti.
If you ask most football fans, FC Porto vs Lazio is more of a Champions League game than a Europa League game.
Lazio are a strong team in Italy and have had good campaigns in the Champions League. It is another European challenge where we want to be at a good level against a great team.
We want to give a demonstration of our strength and what we are as a club.
The first match will take place on 17th February in Portugal, with the return leg coming a week later on 24th February in Rome.
Porto finished third in Group B of the Champions League this season, two points behind second place Atletico Madrid. They also had Liverpool and AC Milan in their group, so a third place finish is very respectable.