Basel have to take risks against Porto, says Sousa

Basel must show their personality if they are to overcome the threat of Porto in the UEFA Champions League, says coach Paulo Sousa.

Paulo Sousa has called on his Basel team to show their personalitiy when they meet Porto in the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday.

Basel edged through in second place in Group B behind Real Madrid, and host Porto - who won H - in their last-16 first leg this week.

"The reality is that we want to be competitive and we will be," said Sousa, who won the competition twice as a player. "We want to be the team that has created Porto the most problems.

"With Porto there will be difficult moments for us, yet I am sure we will create them a lot of difficulties as well. We have to take risks and show personality. 

"Porto has an identity, the same tactical structure, but Julen Lopetegui brought other dynamics to their playing style. I love to be here facing the best challenges because it makes me and my players grow."