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

Rui Costa was, this Friday, on BTV explaining all the things that’s occurring 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 group.

19:51: Draxler: “As you understand, we wished yet another 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 bound to be necessary to the group. 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 had been made primarily in the locations the place the gamers misplaced. Bah appeared in Rep. Czech. He had an ideal Conference, the place he attracted the consideration of many. Ristic started to strengthen the position 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 house. We made 4 accessible, selected João Victor. Along with Neres, he’s not solely in control of Everton but in addition the cleanest in the membership.. Shakhtar had a mortgage from Benfica. Thus, hiring him will not be solely a debt settlement and we achieve precious property. There is rather a lot to say about this. It brings us many advantages.

Aursnes was one among Schmidt’s requests, which was at all times acceptable, wanting nothing, this have to be mentioned. This was a participant who at all times 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 guess. “

19:45: “.I put all my chips in the signing of Enzo Fernandez:» “Enzo Fernández is the most costly 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 guess all my chips on this contract. Today he’s necessary 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 virtually full time. Due to the choice of gamers in the center of the group, Taarabt was not agreed and this answer was made to proceed his work. An important 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 in a position to do one thing and get up.”

7:40 p.m.: pizza: «He deserves plenty of respect, he received many titles and had an extended historical past at Benfica, though he was unfairly criticized for a lot of different issues. He was at all times one thing revered by everybody, whom the storeroom cherished. 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 greatest individuals I’ve met in soccer. Kind, educated and really caring. At his age, along 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 group 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 protecting him wouldn’t be good. He’s an ideal actor, although How helpful would it not be to have Weigl out of the group 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, we have now failed to vary the participant. We wished a stable 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, once 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 shall be proven in Brazil however we felt that his departure to hitch one other participant, Neres, can be helpful for everybody. “

19:22: Darwin in Liverpool: «We are speaking about one among the most transportable units on the market. We are nonetheless popping out of the pandemic disaster, which has stopped the soccer market. A sale of €75+€25M will not be good. Darwin’s commerce is price it, and there have been no circumstances 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 chance to purchase. He had an excellent season and Celtic began the choice. We stored the a part of the license of many gamers and we are going to proceed to comply with 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 will develop in order that they don’t seem to be in the principal group with out getting used and at the similar time, with gamers who’re older than in B and are available. when it’s mandatory to offer one other step. “

7:11 p.m.: Why the selection of Roger Schmidt? “I did not see plenty of controversy being a foreigner, most of Benfica’s historical past went by way of overseas coaches. We need thrilling video games, offensive and we all know this coach very effectively. From the second we acquired the message that he couldn’t renew PSV, we made a small method and, surprisingly, thankfully, 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 principal group? “Roger Schmidt will not be anxious about the variety of gamers we have now. With the several types of gamers we have now, together with three overseas gamers (João Victor, Morato and Lucas Veríssimo), we have now 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 scale back the sum of money paid and transferred: “I feel it’s acceptable for our members and followers to grasp what we try to do, all the inputs and outputs, what adopted a transparent technique and what suits 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 principal aim was to offer character to the group. There was no cleansing, no Benfica participant is garbage. What we did was reorganize the group and the recreation operate. We wished to scale back the load on the wage scale with out dropping concentrate on the recreation. This group is extra equal, united and higher than final 12 months. We have lowered wages by about 15 %, in the order of 21 million euros. “


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