“We must respect Aroka”

Otamendi on the finish of the contract

Carlos Pereira Fernandes | 23 hours in the past

Nico is our captain, he’s a pacesetter. He had a good time. His contract expires in the summertime, he’s a really skilled participant and everybody is aware of how a lot he enjoys taking part in for Benfica. At this age we all the time should respect the plans of the gamers. I hope he stays as a result of he’s a high participant and might play each three days. It offers management, intelligence and expertise to the crew on the pitch. That’s why I anticipate you to resume your contract for one more yr or two, however in the end I’ll respect your choice. Nico has been right here for 3 years and can certainly be a champion for Benfica this summer season. I believe the main target is not on what is going on to occur in the summertime. Let’s hope he decides to remain at Benfica.

The essential month of February

Carlos Pereira Fernandes | 1 day in the past

In current video games we’ve got proven that we play at an excellent stage, we’re very dependable and the gamers have proven a great mentality. I noticed numerous focus and tactical self-discipline. We wanted these video games to get our rhythm again. On a bodily stage, if we have a look at the numbers, we’re doing very properly. The crew is in good condition and we’ve got to be able to play in three tournaments each three days. At the start of the season, we confirmed that we are able to do it and we’ll do it once more.

Enzo together with his head outdoors Benfica

Carlos Pereira Fernandes | 1 day in the past

Enzo is our participant. You have our full help. He is a good particular person and an excellent participant. As I’ve already mentioned, when the switch window is open, you need to anticipate one thing to occur. The identical applies to Enzo’s query. We’ll see what occurs, however my mindset hasn’t modified in the previous couple of weeks. I like the truth that after the talks originally of January, he is targeted on Benfica once more. He performed nice video games, which reveals the eagerness for Benfica, 100%, however we additionally know the way the soccer enterprise works. I can not say extra.

Gonzalo Ramos injured

Carlos Pereira Fernandes | 1 day in the past

He simply has just a little muscle downside. He shall be out tomorrow, however hopefully we are able to get him prepared for Saturday. It’s a little bit of a bummer, which makes us joyful as a result of we have been anticipating one thing extra when it got here out. We created Casper [Tengstedt] And Andreas [Schjelderup] Very good for an extended season in these two and a half weeks. They are in good situation. It shall be good to have Casper on the crew tomorrow.

Enzo can nonetheless depart

Carlos Pereira Fernandes | 1 day in the past

You all the time have to arrange your self, particularly on the finish of the switch market and if you’re not in a driving place. We know we’ve got Enzo’s state of affairs. He has a clause in his contract, which signifies that if the participant needs and there’s a membership that pays that quantity, you can’t cease him. You should be ready and discover options, however for now you’re our participant. There is not any discount. Let’s see what occurs within the subsequent two days. I shall be joyful when the market is closed and we are able to give attention to the gamers in our crew in order that we are able to have the most effective season attainable.

Aroka Forces

Carlos Pereira Fernandes | 1 day in the past

They conceded just a few targets, however they have been in just a few video games. They have already scored 22 targets, in order that they have attacking energy and might positively affect the sport after they counterattack. You should respect their velocity. When you’ve gotten this variety of factors and you’re on this place, you deserve it. This is a crew that believes in itself, may be very disciplined and all the time fights by the 90 minutes. Let’s respect that. Against them, at dwelling, we did properly, we received, however I bear in mind being impressed by their high quality and bodily energy.

Expectations from the sport

Carlos Pereira Fernandes | 1 day in the past

It’s a tricky recreation, away. We have already performed towards Santa Clara and Pacos de Ferreira. Now, this would be the third match in a row towards Aroka. We performed properly within the final two matches, however we anticipate the identical spectacular opponent. We know they’re good at dwelling, they are a quick crew, good in transition… They’re sixth within the I-League, which says all of it. We should be very targeted, begin properly and battle for the three factors.


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