Porto's Andre Villas-Boas: Europa League final 'could have been better'

The youngest ever coach to win the Europa League gave an honest assessment in the aftermath of the victory, stating that it was not the best advert for Portuguese football
Porto coach Andre Villas-Boas revealed that he experienced mixed emotions after watching his side triumph against Braga in the Europa League final. Falcao's accurate header in the closing moments of the first-half proved the difference between the two sides in a 1-0 victory.

Villas-Boas, who at 33 years old is the youngest coach to win the trophy, was naturally content with his side's victory but he also reflected on what he felt was not the greatest advertisement for Portuguese football.

"I feel just a little sad because both teams and the final could have been better. Both were well aware of the occasion but that is nothing new in a final," he told A Bola after the game.

"However, there is also a great deal of joy after winning the trophy and this end to the season is absolutely remarkable."

The Porto boss also paid tribute to the losing finalists, whom he said ensured that the win was hard-fought.

"Braga were very aggressive throughout and were very compact in their defensive block, thus making our work very difficult."

Having already won the league unbeaten as well as tasting success in both the Portuguese Super Cup and the Europa League, the Dragons can complete an historic quadruple on Sunday when they face Vitoria Guimaraes in the final of the Taca de Portugal.

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