Almeida explained that the club’s training sessions after the Gosport victory have been largely tactical-based.
Dan Davis / Giancarlo Bocchetti. First team Assistant Coach, Diogo Almeida, who joined the club this year, and who holds experience in clubs like giant Sporting Lisbon, explained that the group is focused and ready to face Portchester. “We did a lighter session and worked more tactically. We have been great during the matches but we want to improve and be better. We need to work more on passing and receiving – and our objectives when we receive the ball. That was the main focus for this week”, admitted the training coach.
Almeida also said that he believed Poppies’ superb recent form could continue: “We’re doing really well. Honesty, I think we can keep this going until the end of the season. Obviously, it depends on the players and if they can keep this level.“
Keeping the form is one of the keys to continue with the positive moment that the team is having and the trainer confirmed this.“They’ve done it for three months, and I’m certain they can do it for another seven, eight months as the fitness is looking really good. The environment around the club and the team is going perfectly and we’re really strong. We’re bound together, and everybody wants to continue our form. I’m pretty we can continue like this.“
Bournemouth FC welcomes AFC Portchester for the Sydenham’s Wessex League. Kick off at Victoria Park on Saturday is 3:00pm. Tickets are available from the office at Victoria Park. Adults £6, Concessions £4, Programme £1, Children free admission. Come and join us! #UpthePoppies.