Benfica Roger Schmidt Preview Arouca Liga


Roger Schmidt In the 18th spherical, previewed the match towards Arouca bwin league, scheduled for this Tuesday, January 31 at 21:15 on the Estádio Municipal de Arouca. The Benfica coach praised the opponent’s energy, reminding them that “they’re in sixth place” and underlining the significance of the Reds being “concentrated” and preventing for “the three factors”.

This was highlighted by Roger Schmidt at a press convention held on the Benfica campus “Offensive pressure” reverse; Confirmed Absence of Gonzalo Ramos And revealed that Kasper Tengstedt might be one of many choices; addressed to Transfer window epilogue And made certain that The group is prepared “To play each three days”.

How do you expect this recreation with Arouca?

It might be a distant and difficult recreation. We performed at house towards Santa Clara and Pacos de Ferreira, this would be the third away. We have performed nicely within the final two matches and we anticipate a troublesome opponent. Especially at house, they’re group, they play quick, they’re good in transition. They are sixth within the league, that claims all of it. We should be centered and begin nicely to combat for 3 factors.

Aroca are sixth within the Liga Bwin, however are the fourth group to concede extra targets. What energy do you acknowledge on this enemy?

Yes, it is true, they conceded a variety of targets, particularly in some video games they scored lots, however they scored 22 targets, they’ve offensive energy and, after they have counterattacks, they will if we’re not organized. onerous for us. We should respect Aroka’s tempo in assault. If they’re sixth after 18 rounds, they’re eligible for this. A really self-confident, disciplined and preventing group. Games have 90 minutes and we’ll respect them. In the primary recreation of the championship at house we confronted Aroka, we received, however I used to be impressed by their high quality and their physicality.

“We should focus and begin nicely to combat for 3 factors”

Is Gonçalo Ramos out there for this recreation with Arouca? If not, may Kasper Tengstedt make his debut this Tuesday?

Goncalo Ramos solely has a small muscle downside, however is out for tomorrow [terça-feira]. We hope it may be prepared for Saturday [frente ao Casa Pia no Estádio da Luz]. It’s a minor damage, that is constructive. When he left within the final recreation, we have been afraid it is perhaps one thing extra, however it’s a small factor. We ready Casper very nicely [Tengstedt] And Andreas [Schjelderup] In the final two and a half weeks. They are doing extraordinary periods, as a result of it is very important put together for the remainder and so they have to organize for a protracted season. He wasn’t coaching when he signed, however he is in fine condition now. Given the circumstances, it’s good to have Kasper among the many gamers out there for this match.

The switch window ends this Tuesday. Do you could have a plan B if Enzo leaves?

We have to organize all the things, particularly after we are speaking in regards to the remaining a part of the switch window. We know Enzo has one thing, he has a launch clause. If a membership reveals up that pays that quantity and if he needs to depart, there’s nothing we are able to do to cease him. From that second, we have now to be ready and discover options. He is our participant now. Let’s see what occurs. I might be very comfortable when this switch market is over and we are able to deal with gamers to carry out at a excessive degree for the remainder of the season.


“In the previous couple of video games we have now already proven that we’re at degree, very tactical soccer and the mentality of the gamers was good”

You already talked about Grimaldo and the way he is on the finish of his contract. Same scenario with Otamendi. Ever considered that? Are you contemplating his alternative or is the membership going to resume with him?

He’s our captain, he is a pacesetter and he is had an incredible season thus far. He is an skilled participant. Everyone is aware of he likes to play for Benfica, however we have now to respect the gamers’ plans. I hope he stays, as a result of he’s bodily match, he’s a high participant, he can play each three days, he brings a variety of expertise and knowledge to the sphere. I hope he renews, however we’ll at all times respect the needs of the participant. He has been right here for a number of seasons and is giving all the things for Benfica to turn into champions.

Benfica may even play within the Portuguese Cup and Champions League within the close to future. Does the group really feel able to return to enjoying completely different competitions on the similar time?

Yes, in the previous couple of matches we have now already proven that we’re at degree, very tactical soccer and the mentality of the gamers was good, they began the sport nicely, very centered and tactically disciplined, taking cost of what was wanted. Done on the pitch. We wanted these video games to get again into our rhythm, the group is in fine condition and now we have now to be able to play in three completely different competitions each three days. We did it within the first a part of the season, we confirmed we may do it and we’ll do it once more.

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