FC Porto manager, Sérgio Conceição, has played down concerns about Nigerian international Zaidu Sanusi suffering another injury. Sanusi was substituted early in Porto’s 2-1 comeback victory against Vitoria Guimaraes, raising worries among fans due to his recent injury history.

Despite drawing level for Porto with a goal, Sanusi was replaced by Galeno in the 55th minute. Conceição addressed concerns about Sanusi’s health, stating that the substitution was a precautionary measure after a strong tackle.

Conceição mentioned, “He suffered a strong tackle, was in difficulty, and before that, I felt he wasn’t at his best. We shouldn’t forget the time he was out, the two games he played after the injury, and picking up competitive rhythm is never easy.”

Acknowledging Sanusi’s goal, Conceição praised his performance but emphasized the need for caution and credited the tactical substitutions made during the match.

Sanusi’s recent injury history has led to his exclusion from the Nigerian national team for the World Cup qualifiers against Lesotho and Zimbabwe, providing him with ample time to rest and regain full fitness.


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