Benfica Marítimo Roger Schmidt Preview

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the coach of beneficentRoger Schmidt, in a press convention, superior the reception at Marítimo, a gathering scheduled for this Sunday, September 18, at 6:00 p.m., on the Estádio da Luz, on the subject of the seventh day of the Bwin League. Although conscious that the chief of the competitors and the underside ranked will meet head to head, the coach sees the opponent “in a constructive gentle” and considers the difficulties it might create.

Focus is what the coach asks of his gamersthis after a extraordinary European journey to Turin, the place Benfica overcame Juventus, on the 2nd day of Group H of the Champions League. THE focus It should be whosehe intends to win titles” and, as such, Benfica should do it present the identical “perspective and respect” in opposition to all opponents.

After profitable three factors within the Champions League, how will Benfica method this sport in opposition to Marítimo?

We need to be very targeted. We will play a crew that after six video games nonetheless has no factors, however that’s at all times harmful. It is essential to not underestimate the opponent, to research him positively. We did it. They misplaced 4 video games by one aim, solely in opposition to Braga and FC Porto they suffered extra. Against FC Porto, should you watch the sport, have a look at what number of scoring probabilities they created and the way they performed. In the tip it was 5-1, however this was not the sport we noticed. We respect the opponent, we all know he’ll give every thing. I’ve been in Portugal for a couple of months and I do know that every one the groups play very bravely in our Stadium, they don’t have anything to lose. We are as nicely ready as doable, we’ll attempt to win this final sport earlier than the nationwide crew break.

How does a crew put together to face the last-placed La Liga after beating Juventus, with a fantastic sport, within the Champions League?

We have already proven that, after taking part in within the Champions League, we are able to concentrate on the Championship. We’ve talked about it for the reason that starting of the season. We have massive targets, we wish to win titles, and whoever needs to win has to indicate that they will have the appropriate perspective for each sport. We achieved one thing particular within the European competitors, after all, however our primary job now could be to concentrate on the league sport. If we wish to win one thing now we have to play with this kind of schedule. Playing with this schedule implies that from the referee’s first whistle now we have to be able to play in opposition to a crew that has been making ready for this sport for per week. We have a distinct scenario, now we have virtually solely recovered and the opposite groups are recent. We have 90 minutes to indicate that we deserve the three factors and win. We have already achieved it on troublesome events and, on Sunday, we’ll do it once more, in an essential assembly.

Roger Schmidt

“I do know that every one the groups play very bravely in our stadium and now we have nothing to lose. We are as nicely ready as doable”

Roger Schmidt

It matches Sven-Göran Eriksson’s file [15 vitórias seguidas no início da temporada, registo obtido no início de 1982/83] is it a aim for you, and does that imply beating Marítimo, Vitória de Guimarães and Paris Saint-Germain?

[Risos] They already know me a bit. I do not like to speak about our video games sooner or later. This season now we have at all times been targeted on the following sport, making ready as a lot as we may. Of course, it is at all times attention-grabbing to speak about this sort of factor, about information, however as a coach I’ve to observe my gamers in order that they do not lose focus. We have received the previous couple of video games very nicely, this was a consequence of our perspective and respect for every sport, and now we’re very targeted on the sport with Marítimo, different issues come later.

Do you plan to make any adjustments to the crew? Is the suspension of nationwide crew commitments constructive for Benfica?

We could make some adjustments, however that can solely be determined tomorrow. [domingo]. We wish to see how the gamers are, what their bodily situation is. We have three days between video games, two days are at all times extra sophisticated. Three days aside the gamers can totally get well. As for alternatives, I feel this cease is sweet. We have been taking part in loads, now we have began the Champions League qualifiers very early, we play virtually each three days, now we have been doing this for a couple of weeks, six or seven weeks. It’s good to cease. Now we’re targeted on tomorrow’s sport [domingo]then we’ll relaxation and get well power.

Benfica team

“I believed it was a fantastic photograph once I noticed it. It’s a great initiative by our gamers and it reveals how shut they’re to our followers, who’ve given us a whole lot of help”

What do you concentrate on what occurred in Famalicão, the place a boy was compelled to take off his Benfica shirt to observe the sport?

Of course, it’s unacceptable that girls and boys need to take off their shirts in a stadium! It’s not good or essential, however there are guidelines. There is a rule that claims you possibly can’t put on your nightgown [do seu clube] in sure areas of the stadium, however this rule must be reconsidered, as a result of what occurred is just not good for the followers, for soccer and, above all, for the kids.

And what do you consider the picture by which the Benfica crew appeared shirtless?

Honestly, I like images! [Risos] When I used to be advised about this I did not know if it was a good suggestion, however I believed it was a superb photograph once I noticed it. It’s a great initiative by our gamers and it reveals how shut they’re to our followers, the nice relationship they’ve with them, who’ve given us a whole lot of help. The gamers at all times attempt to do their greatest and present the followers that they’re proud to put on the Benfica shirt. It’s a transparent assertion and I just like the images!

Roger Schmidt

What do you concentrate on what occurred to FC Porto coach Sérgio Conceição after the final Champions League match, the incident of stoning the household automotive?

It is totally unacceptable. Any kind of aggression, violence, in opposition to trainers, followers, human beings is completely unacceptable. I hope they discover these accountable and that they’re punished in an exemplary method.

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