“We must respect Aroka”

Otamendi on the finish of the contract

Carlos Pereira Fernandes | 23 hours in the past

Nico is our captain, he’s a pacesetter. He had a good time. His contract expires in the summertime, he’s a really skilled participant and everybody is aware of how a lot he enjoys taking part in for Benfica. At this age we all the time need to respect the plans of the gamers. I hope he stays as a result of he’s a high participant and might play each three days. It provides management, intelligence and expertise to the crew on the pitch. That’s why I count on you to resume your contract for an additional 12 months or two, however finally I’ll respect your determination. Nico has been right here for 3 years and can absolutely be a champion for Benfica this summer time. I believe the main focus is not on what is going on to occur in the summertime. Let’s hope he decides to remain at Benfica.

The essential month of February

Carlos Pereira Fernandes | 23 hours in the past

In current video games we’ve proven that we play at an excellent stage, we’re very dependable and the gamers have proven a very good mentality. I noticed a number of focus and tactical self-discipline. We wanted these video games to get our rhythm again. On a bodily stage, if we take a look at the numbers, we’re doing very properly. The crew is in fine condition and we’ve to be able to play in three tournaments each three days. At the start of the season, we confirmed that we will do it and we are going to do it once more.

Enzo together with his head outdoors Benfica

Carlos Pereira Fernandes | 23 hours in the past

Enzo is our participant. You have our full help. He is a good individual and an excellent participant. As I’ve already mentioned, when the switch window is open, you need to count on one thing to occur. The identical applies to Enzo’s query. We’ll see what occurs, however my mindset hasn’t modified in the previous couple of weeks. I like the truth that after the talks firstly of January, he is targeted on Benfica once more. He performed nice video games, which reveals the eagerness for Benfica, 100%, however we additionally know the way the soccer enterprise works. I can not say extra.

Gonzalo Ramos injured

Carlos Pereira Fernandes | 23 hours in the past

He simply has a bit of muscle drawback. He will likely be out tomorrow, however hopefully we will get him prepared for Saturday. It’s a little bit of a bummer, which makes us glad as a result of we had been anticipating one thing extra when it got here out. We created Casper [Tengstedt] And Andreas [Schjelderup] Very good for an extended season in these two and a half weeks. They are in good situation. It will likely be good to have Casper on the crew tomorrow.

Enzo can nonetheless go away

Carlos Pereira Fernandes | 23 hours in the past

You all the time have to organize your self, particularly on the finish of the switch market and if you’re not in a driving place. We know we’ve Enzo’s scenario. He has a clause in his contract, which implies that if the participant desires and there’s a membership that pays that quantity, you can not cease him. You need to be ready and discover options, however for now you might be our participant. There isn’t any discount. Let’s see what occurs within the subsequent two days. I will likely be glad when the market is closed and we will deal with the gamers in our crew in order that we will have the perfect season doable.

Aroka Forces

Carlos Pereira Fernandes | 23 hours in the past

They conceded a couple of objectives, however they had been in a couple of video games. They have already scored 22 objectives, so that they have attacking energy and might positively affect the sport after they counterattack. You need to respect their pace. When you may have this variety of factors and you might be on this place, you deserve it. This is a crew that believes in itself, may be very disciplined and all the time fights via the 90 minutes. Let’s respect that. Against them, at dwelling, we did properly, we gained, however I keep in mind being impressed by their high quality and bodily power.

Expectations from the sport

Carlos Pereira Fernandes | 23 hours in the past

It’s a troublesome sport, away. We have already performed towards Santa Clara and Pacos de Ferreira. Now, this would be the third match in a row towards Aroka. We performed properly within the final two matches, however we count on the identical spectacular opponent. We know they’re good at dwelling, they seem to be a quick crew, good in transition… They’re sixth within the I-League, which says all of it. We need to be very targeted, begin properly and combat for the three factors.


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