instructor of benficaRoger Schmidt, previewed, on the press convention, the reception of Marítimo, the assembly organized this Sunday, September 18, at 18:00, on the Estádio da Luz, concerning the spherical of seven League Bwin. Although he is aware of that the chief of the competitors and the finalist can be nose to nose, the coach sees the opponent “in a great way” and sees the challenges he can create.
Focus is what the coach asks of his gamersthis after a an incredible European tour in Turin, the place Benfica beat Juventus, within the second spherical of Group H of the Champions League. THE consideration It must be its personalthey wish to win titles“and, due to this fact, Benfica ought to present the identical “perspective and respect”. earlier than all of the critics.
After profitable three factors within the Champions League, how will Benfica fare on this recreation towards Marítimo?
We should be extra centered. We will play a group that after six video games has no factors, however that’s at all times a danger. It is essential to not underestimate the opponent, analyze him correctly. We did it. They misplaced 4 video games on purpose distinction, however towards Braga and FC Porto they struggled. Against FC Porto, when you watch the sport, see what number of targets they scored and the way they performed. In the top it was 5-1, however it wasn’t the sport we noticed. We respect the opposition, we all know they may give all the things. I’ve been in Portugal for a couple of months and I do know that each one the groups play with confidence in our stadium, they don’t have anything to lose. We are as effectively ready as we may be, we’ll attempt to win this final recreation earlier than the nationwide group rests.
How does the group put together to face the final group within the League after beating Juventus, with an excellent recreation, within the Champions League?
We have already proven that, after enjoying within the Champions League, we are able to concentrate on the Championship. We’ve talked about it because the starting of the season. We have huge targets, we wish to win titles, and everybody who desires to win should present that they will have the proper perspective in each recreation. We discovered one thing particular within the European competitors, sure, however our foremost activity now could be to concentrate on the league video games. If we wish to win one thing we have now to play with such a system. Playing with this technique signifies that, from the primary whistle of the participant, we have now to be able to play with a group that has ready for the sport for per week. We have one other downside, we recovered and a few groups are new. We have 90 minutes to point out that we deserve the three factors and win. We have already performed this in tough instances, and on Sunday we’ll do it once more in a vital assembly.
“I do know that each one the groups play with confidence in our Stadium they usually don’t have anything to lose. We are as effectively ready as we may be”
Compare the biography of Sven-Göran Eriksson [15 vitórias seguidas no início da temporada, registo obtido no início de 1982/83] is your purpose, and does this imply defeating Marítimo, Vitória de Guimarães and Paris Saint-Germain?
[Risos] He already is aware of me slightly. I do not like to speak about our video games sooner or later. This season we have now been specializing in the following recreation, getting ready as a lot as attainable. Of course, it is at all times attention-grabbing to speak about this type of factor, about historical past, however as a coach I’ve to take care of my gamers in order that they do not lose. We received the previous few video games very effectively, which was the results of our perspective and respect for every recreation, and now we’re specializing in the sport with Marítimo, different issues come later.
Do you wish to change the group? Is the suspension of nationwide group commitments good for Benfica?
Maybe we’ll change, however solely tomorrow. [domingo]. We wish to see how the gamers are, how they’re bodily. We have three days between video games, two days are very tough. After three days the gamers can totally recuperate. As far as decisions go, I feel this cease is an efficient one. We have been enjoying rather a lot, we began the Champions League qualifiers very early, we play nearly each three days, we have now been doing this for a couple of weeks, six or seven weeks. It’s higher to cease. Now we’re simply tomorrow’s recreation [domingo]then we’ll relaxation and regain energy.
“I believed it was one of the best image after I noticed it. It’s a great way for our gamers and it reveals how shut they’re to our followers, who’ve supported us rather a lot”
What are your ideas on what occurred in Famalicão, the place a toddler was pressured to take off his Benfica jersey to observe the match?
It is unquestionably not allowed for girls and boys to take off their shirts within the playground! It’s not good or obligatory, however there are guidelines. There is a rule that you just can not put on a nightgown [do seu clube] in some areas of the stadium, however the regulation needs to be reconsidered, as a result of what occurred isn’t good for followers, soccer and, particularly, for kids.
And what do you consider the image during which the Benfica group appeared shirtless?
To be trustworthy, I really like to attract! [Risos] When he instructed me about it I did not know if it was a good suggestion, however I believed it was an excellent image after I noticed it. It’s an excellent efficiency for our gamers and it reveals how shut they’re to our followers, the nice relationship they’ve with them, who’ve supported us rather a lot. The gamers at all times attempt to do their finest and present the followers that they’re proud to put on the Benfica jersey. It’s an excellent phrase and I really like drawing!
What are your ideas on what occurred to FC Porto coach Sérgio Conceição after the final recreation within the Champions League, the incident involving the household automobile?
It is completely unacceptable. Any type of violence, violence, towards coaches, followers, folks is unacceptable. I hope these accountable are discovered and punished in an exemplary method.