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

Rui Costa was, this Friday, on BTV explaining all the things that Benfica did in the 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 already know, we needed yet another participant for the first three and when the alternative got here, we did not hesitate a bit. It’s a mortgage yr, however all that is still is to evaluate Draxler’s situation. Everything has been assessed. It solely takes a couple of days to get in form and change into the Draxler everyone knows. and who is bound to be essential 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 important 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 accessible, selected João Victor. Along with Neres, he isn’t solely in control of Everton but in addition the cleanest in the membership.. Shakhtar had a mortgage from Benfica. Thus, hiring him just isn’t solely a debt settlement and we achieve useful belongings. There is rather a lot to say about this. It brings us many advantages.

Aursnes was certainly one of Schmidt’s requests, which was at all times applicable, wanting nothing, this should 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 wager. “

19:45: “.I put all my chips in the signing of Enzo Fernandez:» “Enzo Fernández is the most costly buy, if we obtain the objectives. 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 needed a future in Benfica. I wager all my chips on this contract. Today he’s essential and I imagine that the followers are joyful to be right here.”

7:40 p.m.: Solving is Taarabt: «I used to be in the final yr of my contract and final yr I used to be nearly full time. Due to the number of gamers in the center of the group, Taarabt was not agreed and this resolution was made to proceed his work. An amazing 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 quite a lot 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 does 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 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 remaining 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 shedding his place in the instructor’s mannequin and holding him wouldn’t be good. He’s an important actor, although How useful would it not be to have Weigl out of the group with the weight of the sport and cash he has? He went to the membership that needed 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 needed 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 at Benfica didn’t go as anticipated. He is an excellent participant, I’m positive they are going to present him in Brazil however we noticed that his departure to hitch one other participant, Neres, can be useful for everybody. “

19:22: Darwin in Liverpool: «We are speaking about certainly one of the most moveable units 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 be preserved, it was unattainable, due to what went into the group and what Darwin achieved.

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 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 to permit them to develop in order that they aren’t in the most important group with out getting used and at the identical time, with gamers who’re older than in B and are available. when it’s vital to present one other step. “

7:11 p.m.: Why the alternative of Roger Schmidt? “I did not see quite a lot 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 properly. 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 he was our alternative.”

7:10 p.m.: Is Roger Schmidt glad with the most important group? “Roger Schmidt just isn’t nervous about the variety of gamers now we have. With the several types 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 scale back the wages paid and the transfers which are made: “I feel it’s acceptable for our members and followers to know what we are attempting to do, all the inputs and outputs, which it adopted a transparent path and it matches the plan now we have set for this group. It’s not over but, however we took an enormous step in the direction of the realization of this challenge. The most important purpose was to present character to the group. There was no cleansing, no Benfica participant is garbage. What we did was reorganize the group and the sport operate. We needed to scale back the load on the wage scale with out shedding give attention to the sport. This group is extra equal, united and higher than final yr. We have diminished wages by about 15 %, in the order of 21 million euros. “


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