Ferreira: Porto will play to win

08 March 2010 07:10
The Portuguese side lead 2-1 from the first leg, which they won after a highly-controversial quick free-kick.[LNB]Porto have lost all six of their trips to London - including a 1-0 loss at Chelsea in this season's group stage - and went down 4-0 to the Gunners during September 2008.[LNB]However, Ferreira believes Tuesday night's encounter, in which Arsenal must do without injured captain Cesc Fabregas, will be different.[LNB]Porto have plenty of options in attack - with Colombia forward Falcao, Argentinian Marian Gonzalez, Uruguay's Cristian Rodriguez and Brazil international Hulk all pressing to be included in the three-man frontline.[LNB]"We know what our qualities are and we are confident," Ferreira said.[LNB]"This will be a very difficult match, but we have the weapons which make it tough for Arsenal.[LNB]"You need to be able to adapt tactically, but we are always playing to win.[LNB]"We will try to do the same what we did at Estadio do Dragao."[LNB]Ferreira added: "There is a difference of one goal, but just one is not enough because their away goal puts Arsenal in a very good position.[LNB]"We have to fight and be positive if we are to qualify. Last season we made it to quarters, and our objective is to get there again.[LNB]"There is always a first time [to win in England]. Tomorrow will be an elimination match, and we have never played against Arsenal in that before, so the opportunities are open for both teams."[LNB]Ferreira rejected the suggestion Arsenal would be weaker without their talisman Fabregas.[LNB]"Success always depends on the collective team, every player is part of that," he said.[LNB]"Fabregas not playing will not change the way Arsenal face this match.[LNB]"We can expect a very strong Arsenal tomorrow.[LNB]"The match will probably be decided by small details - Arsenal are very good in dealing with these, but we will focus on our own strength."[LNB]Ruben Micael made the most of Arsenal's costly mistake in the first leg, when stand-in keeper Lukasz Fabianski picked up a backpass from Sol Campbell, which Swedish referee Martin Hansson allowed to be taken quickly as Falcao swept the ball into an empty net.[LNB]The Portugal midfielder said: "The goal counted, and it was not me who put the ball on the floor - the referee gave me the ball, put it down, he let me play.[LNB]"That would not happen in Portuguese football, they would not let us play, so it is good they do that in the Champions League."[LNB]Micael is expecting Arsenal to come out all guns blazing on Tuesday.[LNB]He said: "Arsenal will start strongly, trying to score early.[LNB]"However, we will also try to start well, going in the attack.[LNB]"If we are to get to the next round, we need to be able to hold onto our result."[LNB][LNB]

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