Jorge Jesus has claimed former club Benfica were scared of Sporting CP after guiding his new side to success in Sunday’s Supertaca Candido de Oliveira.
Sporting were 1-0 winners at the Estadio Municipal de Aveiro, with Andre Carrillo scoring in the second half to hand new coach Jesus an early victory over his old employers.
“Benfica were scared of Sporting and that is down to how we started the game,” Jesus told reporters. “I felt like Benfica was afraid and Sporting was more of a team.
The players and the fans deserve to be congratulated. “It isn’t easy to get the team playing like they did in just five weeks and it is all down to the intelligence of the players.