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

Rui Costa was, this Friday, on BTV explaining every 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 workforce.

7:47 p.m.: Bah, Ristic, João Victor, Aursnes and Neres: «When we noticed them depart 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 a fantastic 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 area. We made 4 obtainable, selected João Victor. Along with Neres, he isn’t solely answerable for Everton but in addition the cleanest in the membership.. Shakhtar had a mortgage from Benfica. Thus, hiring him isn’t solely a debt settlement and we achieve helpful property. There is so much to say about this. It brings us many advantages.

Aursnes was one in every of 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 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 guess all my chips on this contract. Today he’s essential and I consider that the followers are glad 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 collection of gamers in the center of the workforce, Taarabt was not agreed and this resolution was made to proceed his work. An incredible expertise, misplaced for his work, however I’ve to say, I’ve by no means seen such a giant change. He was misplaced and he was capable of do one thing and get up.”

7:40 p.m.: pizza: «He deserves numerous 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 at all times 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 individuals I’ve met in soccer. Kind, educated and really caring. At his age, together with his CV and with the want to go to the ultimate World Cup in Belgium, it could not be good to take away him from the workforce and threat 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 maintaining him wouldn’t be good. He’s a fantastic actor, although How helpful would it not be to have Weigl out of the workforce with the weight of the recreation 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 alter 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 certain he will probably be proven in Brazil however we noticed that his departure to affix one other participant, Neres, can be helpful for everybody.”

19:22: Darwin in Liverpool: «We are speaking about one in every of 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 isn’t good. Darwin’s commerce is value it, and there have been no circumstances to protect, it was unattainable, due to what went into the group and what Darwin received.

7:20 p.m.: Jota at Celtic: “It is evident 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 determination. We saved the a part of the license of many gamers and we are going to 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 will develop in order that they don’t seem to be in the essential workforce 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 provide one other step. “

7:11 p.m.: Why the alternative of Roger Schmidt? “I did not see numerous controversy being a foreigner, most of Benfica’s historical past went by way of international coaches. We need thrilling video games, offensive and we all know this coach very nicely. From the second we obtained the message that he couldn’t renew PSV, we made a small strategy 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 venture and in the first dialogue I used to be certain that it was our alternative.

7:10 p.m.: Is Roger Schmidt happy with the essential workforce? “Roger Schmidt isn’t fearful 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 want of the Eagles to scale back the amount of cash paid and transferred: “I feel it’s acceptable for our members and followers to know 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 a giant step in direction of the realization of this venture. The essential purpose was to provide character to the workforce. There was no cleansing, no Benfica participant is garbage. What we did was reorganize the workforce and the recreation perform. We needed to scale back the load on the wage scale with out dropping deal with the recreation. This group is extra equal, united and higher than final 12 months. We have lowered wages by about 15 p.c, in the order of 21 million euros. “

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