FOOTBALL – Rui Costa’s full statement about the Benfica market (Benfica)

Rui Costa was, this Friday, on BTV explaining every little thing that’s taking place in the Benfica market in the final closed season. From the multi-million sale of Darwin to Liverpool to the termination of Vertonghen, Taarabt or Pizzi or the buy of Enzo Fernández in River Plate, the President of the Reds justified the “restructuring” of Roger Schmidt’s crew.

19:51: Draxler: “As you realize, we wished yet one more participant in the entrance three and when the alternative got here, we hesitated a bit. It’s a mortgage 12 months, however all that continues to be is to evaluate Draxler’s situation. Everything has been assessed. It solely takes a couple of days to get higher and be the Draxler everyone knows. and who is certain to be essential to the crew. It was an enormous market round.”

7:47 p.m.: Bah, Ristic, João Victor, Aursnes and Neres: «When we noticed them go away and checked out the signatories, we realized that the notes have been made primarily in the locations the place the gamers misplaced. Bah appeared in Rep. Czech. He had an excellent Conference, the place he attracted the consideration of many. Ristic started to strengthen the function that wanted to be strengthened. Neres got here in to fill Everton’s exit. One of Schmidt’s first requests was for a quick-paced area. We made 4 obtainable, selected João Victor. Along with Neres, he’s not solely accountable for Everton but additionally the cleanest in the membership.. Shakhtar had a mortgage from Benfica. Thus, hiring him just isn’t solely a debt settlement and we achieve helpful property. There is loads to say about this. It brings us many advantages.

Aursnes was one in all Schmidt’s requests, which was all the time applicable, wanting nothing, this have to be stated. This was a participant who all the time requested us about that place. When we began this season, six gamers had already been drafted. We reviewed Schmidt’s request, we noticed the high quality of this participant and we understood that he’s one other good wager. “

19:45: “.I put all my chips in the signing of Enzo Fernandez:» “Enzo Fernández is the costliest buy, if we obtain the targets. No one doubts why we insisted a lot on this participant, even in January. After selecting him not solely two months in the past, we wished a future in Benfica. I wager all my chips on this contract. Today he’s essential and I imagine that the followers are completely satisfied to be right here.”

7:40 p.m.: Solving is Taarabt: «I used to be in the final 12 months of my contract and final 12 months I used to be nearly full time. Due to the choice of gamers in the center of the crew, Taarabt was not agreed and this answer was made to proceed his work. An ideal expertise, misplaced for his work, however I’ve to say, I’ve by no means seen such an enormous change. He was misplaced and he was capable of do one thing and get up.”

7:40 p.m.: pizza: «He deserves lots of respect, he received many titles and had a protracted historical past at Benfica, though he was unfairly criticized for a lot of different issues. He was all the time one thing revered by everybody, whom the storeroom liked. It would not match into our group anymore. and he went to hunt the final years of his work. We revered that call.”

19:36: Vertonghen: “One of the finest folks I’ve met in soccer. Kind, educated and really caring. At his age, together with his CV and with the need to go to the last World Cup in Belgium, it could not be good to take away him from the crew and danger not being invited to Benfica. We couldn’t tie his legs

19:34: Weigl: «He was the undisputed starter in the final two years however there was no intention of him leaving. He himself admitted that he’s dropping his place in the trainer’s mannequin and preserving him wouldn’t be good. He’s an excellent actor, although How useful wouldn’t it be to have Weigl out of the crew with the weight of the recreation and cash he has? He went to the membership that wished him the most, that is what we heard from Monchengladbach. “

19:27: Mother: «We haven’t failed, now we have failed to vary the participant. We wished a strong midfielder final season however he wasn’t used to our soccer. There was no place in the group and an answer was sought, which appeared in Italy, to really feel like himself. The future will inform us whether or not he’ll come again or not.”

19:25: Everton and Flamengo: “He is an excellent participant, after we signed him he was the first participant in Brazil. Like Yaremchuk, the change to Benfica didn’t go as anticipated. He is an excellent participant, I’m positive he can be proven in Brazil however we felt that his departure to affix one other participant, Neres, could be useful for everybody. “

19:22: Darwin in Liverpool: «We are speaking about one in all the most transportable gadgets on the market. We are nonetheless popping out of the pandemic disaster, which has stopped the soccer market. A sale of €75+€25M just isn’t good. Darwin’s commerce is price it, and there have been no situations to protect, it was inconceivable, due to what went into the group and what Darwin received.

7:20 p.m.: Jota at Celtic: “It is obvious that Jota, who was made by us, went to Scotland on mortgage with a possibility to purchase. He had an excellent season and Celtic began the resolution. We stored the a part of the license of many gamers and we’ll proceed to observe the future to get extra advantages.”

7:15 p.m.: Youth loans from youth academy to league groups: “Of the six loans we made 5. We determined to place them in the first division in order that they’ll develop in order that they aren’t in the predominant crew with out getting used and at the identical time, with gamers who’re older than in B and are available. when it’s obligatory to offer one other step. “

7:11 p.m.: Why the selection of Roger Schmidt? “I did not see lots of controversy being a foreigner, most of Benfica’s historical past went by international coaches. We need thrilling video games, offensive and we all know this coach very nicely. From the second we acquired the message that he couldn’t renew PSV, we made a small strategy and, surprisingly, luckily, his curiosity was nice. I do know the work of Roger Schmidt and we needed to perceive if it could match our challenge and in the first dialogue I used to be positive that it was our selection.

7:10 p.m.: Is Roger Schmidt happy with the predominant crew? “Roger Schmidt just isn’t fearful about the variety of gamers now we have. With the various kinds of gamers now we have, together with three international gamers (João Victor, Morato and Lucas Veríssimo), now we have a quantity that satisfies the coach

7:00 pm: The dialog between Pedro Pinto and Rui Costa begins, the President emphasizes the need of the Eagles to cut back the amount of cash paid and transferred: “I feel it’s acceptable for our members and followers to grasp what we are attempting to do, all the inputs and outputs, what adopted a transparent technique and what matches the plan we have arrange for this group. It’s not over but, however we took an enormous step in direction of the realization of this challenge. The predominant objective was to offer character to the crew. There was no cleansing, no Benfica participant is garbage. What we did was reorganize the crew and the recreation operate. We wished to cut back the load on the wage scale with out dropping give attention to the recreation. This group is extra equal, united and higher than final 12 months. We have decreased wages by about 15 %, in the order of 21 million euros. “

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