“We must respect Aroka”

Otamendi on the finish of the contract

Carlos Pereira Fernandes | 22 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 at all times should respect the plans of the gamers. I hope he stays as a result of he’s a high participant and may play each three days. It provides management, intelligence and expertise to the workforce on the pitch. That’s why I count on you to resume your contract for an additional yr or two, however finally I’ll respect your choice. Nico has been right here for 3 years and can absolutely be a champion for Benfica this summer season. I believe the main target 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 | 22 hours in the past

In current video games we’ve got proven that we play at an excellent stage, we’re very dependable and the gamers have proven a very good mentality. I noticed a whole lot of focus and tactical self-discipline. We wanted these video games to get our rhythm again. On a bodily stage, if we have a look at the numbers, we’re doing very effectively. The workforce is in good condition and we’ve got 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 along with his head outdoors Benfica

Carlos Pereira Fernandes | 22 hours in the past

Enzo is our participant. You have our full help. He is a good individual and a terrific participant. As I’ve already mentioned, when the switch window is open, you need to count on one thing to occur. The similar 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 at first of January, he is targeted on Benfica once more. He performed nice video games, which exhibits the fervour 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 downside. He will probably be out tomorrow, however hopefully we will get him prepared for Saturday. It’s a little bit of a bummer, which makes us completely satisfied 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 probably be good to have Casper on the workforce tomorrow.

Enzo can nonetheless go away

Carlos Pereira Fernandes | 23 hours in the past

You at all times 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 got Enzo’s scenario. He has a clause in his contract, which signifies that if the participant needs and there’s a membership that pays that quantity, you can not cease him. You should be ready and discover options, however for now you might be our participant. There is not any cut price. Let’s see what occurs within the subsequent two days. I will probably be completely satisfied when the market is closed and we will give attention to the gamers in our workforce in order that we will have one of the best season potential.

Aroka Forces

Carlos Pereira Fernandes | 23 hours in the past

They conceded just a few targets, however they had been in just a few video games. They have already scored 22 targets, in order that they have attacking energy and may positively affect the sport once they counterattack. You should respect their pace. When you have got this variety of factors and you might be on this place, you deserve it. This is a workforce that believes in itself, could be very disciplined and at all times fights by means of the 90 minutes. Let’s respect that. Against them, at dwelling, we did effectively, we gained, however I keep in mind being impressed by their high quality and bodily energy.

Expectations from the sport

Carlos Pereira Fernandes | 23 hours in the past

It’s a tricky 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 effectively within the final two matches, however we count on the identical spectacular opponent. We know they’re good at dwelling, they are a quick workforce, good in transition… They’re sixth within the I-League, which says all of it. We should be very targeted, begin effectively and battle for the three factors.


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