Benfica Roger Schmidt Preview Arouca Liga


Roger Schmidt In the 18th spherical, previewed the match towards Arouca bwin league, scheduled for this Tuesday, January 31 at 21:15 on the Estádio Municipal de Arouca. The Benfica coach praised the opponent’s energy, reminding them that “they’re in sixth place” and underlining the significance of the Reds being “concentrated” and combating for “the three factors”.

This was highlighted by Roger Schmidt at a press convention held on the Benfica campus “Offensive pressure” reverse; Confirmed Absence of Gonzalo Ramos And revealed that Kasper Tengstedt will likely be one of many choices; addressed to Transfer window epilogue And made certain that The group is prepared “To play each three days”.

How do you are expecting this recreation with Arouca?

It will likely be a distant and difficult recreation. We performed at house towards Santa Clara and Pacos de Ferreira, this would be the third away. We have performed properly within the final two matches and we anticipate a tricky opponent. Especially at house, they’re an excellent group, they play quick, they’re good in transition. They are sixth within the league, that claims all of it. We must be centered and begin properly to battle for 3 factors.

Aroca are sixth within the Liga Bwin, however are the fourth group to concede extra targets. What energy do you acknowledge on this enemy?

Yes, it is true, they conceded loads of targets, particularly in some video games they scored lots, however they scored 22 targets, they’ve offensive energy and, once they have counterattacks, they will if we’re not organized. onerous for us. We must respect Aroka’s tempo in assault. If they’re sixth after 18 rounds, they’re eligible for this. A really self-confident, disciplined and combating group. Games have 90 minutes and we are going to respect them. In the primary recreation of the championship at house we confronted Aroka, we gained, however I used to be impressed by their high quality and their physicality.

“We must focus and begin properly to battle for 3 factors”

Is Gonçalo Ramos obtainable for this recreation with Arouca? If not, might Kasper Tengstedt make his debut this Tuesday?

Goncalo Ramos solely has a small muscle drawback, however is out for tomorrow [terça-feira]. We hope it may be prepared for Saturday [frente ao Casa Pia no Estádio da Luz]. It’s a minor damage, that is constructive. When he left within the final recreation, we had been afraid it may be one thing extra, however it’s a small factor. We ready Casper very properly [Tengstedt] And Andreas [Schjelderup] In the final two and a half weeks. They are doing extraordinary periods, as a result of it is very important put together for the remainder and so they have to arrange for an extended season. He wasn’t coaching when he signed, however he is in good condition now. Given the circumstances, it’s good to have Kasper among the many gamers obtainable for this match.

The switch window ends this Tuesday. Do you’ve got a plan B if Enzo leaves?

We have to arrange every part, particularly once we are speaking in regards to the closing a part of the switch window. We know Enzo has one thing, he has a launch clause. If a membership reveals up that pays that quantity and if he desires to depart, there’s nothing we will do to cease him. From that second, now we have to be ready and discover options. He is our participant now. Let’s see what occurs. I will likely be very joyful when this switch market is over and we will give attention to gamers to carry out at a excessive stage for the remainder of the season.


“In the previous couple of video games now we have already proven that we’re at an excellent stage, very tactical soccer and the mentality of the gamers was good”

You already talked about Grimaldo and the way he is on the finish of his contract. Same scenario with Otamendi. Ever considered that? Are you contemplating his substitute or is the membership going to resume with him?

He’s our captain, he is a frontrunner and he is had a fantastic season up to now. He is an skilled participant. Everyone is aware of he likes to play for Benfica, however now we have to respect the gamers’ plans. I hope he stays, as a result of he’s bodily match, he’s a high participant, he can play each three days, he brings loads of expertise and knowledge to the sphere. I hope he renews, however we are going to all the time respect the needs of the participant. He has been right here for a number of seasons and is giving every part for Benfica to turn out to be champions.

Benfica can even play within the Portuguese Cup and Champions League within the close to future. Does the group really feel able to return to enjoying totally different competitions on the similar time?

Yes, in the previous couple of matches now we have already proven that we’re at an excellent stage, very tactical soccer and the mentality of the gamers was good, they began the sport properly, very centered and tactically disciplined, taking cost of what was wanted. Done on the pitch. We wanted these video games to get again into our rhythm, the group is in good condition and now now we have to be able to play in three totally different competitions each three days. We did it within the first a part of the season, we confirmed we might do it and we’ll do it once more.

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