INTERVIEW – Rui Vitória praises Benfica’s good performances, however remembers that the competitors shouldn’t be but within the center and no person has gained. In his interview with O JOGO, the eagles are undefeated this season and lead by eight factors. But the coach warned that the primary rivals are elevating the efficiency.
Benfica is the strongest group up to now, contemplating their league management and Champions League performances. How do you fee Roger Schmidt’s work?
-Benfica did a tremendous job. A primary section of the season of nice high quality. So far an excellent job by everybody, not solely the coach, and he has lots of advantage, however the entire construction of the membership as nicely. A group with lots of younger individuals exhibiting up, who can play simply. But the season shouldn’t be even half over, there’s nonetheless greater than half of the championship to achieve and for me there are already groups which have made a great comeback. FC Porto won’t ever be uncared for. Never give something up too simply. And Sporting additionally confirmed good high quality, though the space was good. They may even complicate the championship accounts.
In Benfica this yr, gamers like Enzo Fernández and David Neres appeared, reinforcements that contributed rather a lot to the rise in high quality. Do you agree?
-They are gamers of nice high quality, from the nationwide groups of Argentina and Brazil. They are additions to our soccer. They deliver lots of high quality. The acquired touchstones, they’re certain bets. By the way in which, within the case of Enzo we’re speaking about the perfect younger participant within the World Cup. Being in Portugal is one thing to be admired.
And as for the opposite contenders for the title, are you shocked by Sporting’s shaky begin?
-It did not shock me that a lot. Clubs do not at all times have good years. Then, in an preliminary interval, Sporting had a troublesome begin, with journeys to the fields of Braga and FC Porto, at a time that coincided with the departure of vital gamers. And we’re speaking about three. Two midfielders, Palhinha and Matheus Nunes, and then a striker, Sarabia, a participant who scored greater than 20 targets. He shouldn’t be a participant belonging to Sporting, however when he left it was not straightforward to switch. And within the early phases it was very troublesome to switch all these gamers. Then, in Portugal, with a delay of three, 4, 5 factors, it began to be troublesome to play. I’m not shocked by that. But it additionally appears to me that Sporting is on its means and is on a protracted highway. I feel that these modifications, this decision-making over vital video games contributed to this distinction in relation to Benfica, above all, and FC Porto.
In the case of FC Porto, regardless of additionally shedding lots of factors and the delay of Benfica, the lower in degree shouldn’t be very noticeable. Do you agree?
-Yes, FC Porto has that capability to make nice groups yearly, even with out vital gamers. It has a great coach. Teams want a well-defined membership tradition, it’s elementary for his or her success, as a result of gamers come and go, they do nicely, they do not, and golf equipment can not survive on the tradition and momentum of the gamers . If there’s a well-established membership tradition, as within the case of FC Porto, and the gamers perceive what they must do to meet their obligations, guidelines and rights, issues will likely be clear and facilitate the processes. FC Porto trade gamers, sell and maintain high quality. Of course, there’ll at all times be one or two relegations, however we’ve seen FC Porto over time at all times give a constructive response, regardless of the departure of vital gamers and that, in my opinion, is the results of that . tradition.