Benfica Roger Schmidt Santa Clara Liga Bwin


THE Benfica travels to the Azores on the finish of the first spherical of the bwin league. At the Estádio de São Miguel, Santa Clara hosts the Reds on matchday 17 of the competitors, Saturday, January 21, at 6:00 p.m. continental (5:00 p.m. native). the coach Roger Schmidt launched the sport which he expects to be “troublesome”, revealed that “the gamers are again of their rhythm” and has the help of the followers to “struggle for the three factors”.

In press convention on the Benfica Campus, the coach highlighted the rival coach change and the impact that may be derived from it; he addressed the arrivals Gonçalo Guedes, Casper Tegstedt and Andreas Schjelderup; i defined some exits.

What do you count on from the match in opposition to Santa Clara?

I count on a troublesome recreation. It’s the primary time I play within the Azores. Playing at house is a bonus for them, they modified coaches and that has optimistic results. There is extra pressure within the gamers, they will have a brand new method to soccer they usually can shock the opponent in these moments. We should be prepared for this recreation. We’ve had some good video games over the previous few weeks, coaching this week has been good, the gamers are again on their ft and we’re trying ahead to enjoying tomorrow. [sábado] and to struggle for the three factors.

For the match in opposition to Santa Clara, do you count on the help of the Azores followers in order that the group looks like they’re enjoying at house?

I’ve already heard that we’ll in all probability have loads of Benfica followers on the recreation. This is nice. We have had loads of help from the Benfica followers in our away video games. We rely on them and it is a nice motivation to have the ability to play at a excessive degree. They come to the stadium to see good soccer and Benfica to win. This is a superb motivation and we need to make them proud.

“[Os adeptos] they arrive to the stadium to see good soccer and Benfica successful. This is a superb motivation and we need to make them proud.”

Can you inform us in regards to the recruitment of Gonçalo Guedes, after Casper Tengstedt and Schjelderup? Can you will have a headache to choose eleven?

It’s the form of headache I like. I’ve already mentioned that there could possibly be a possibility to enhance the squad on this switch window. We misplaced some gamers: Rodrigo [Pinho] and Diogo [Gonçalves]. They wished to depart extra minutes; we misplaced Helton, as a result of he wished to play and be the primary goalie. And we gave Henrique Araújo the go-ahead to depart, as a result of, for him, it is an excellent alternative to have the ability to play within the Championship. He is a superb expertise, we imagine in him, however in the mean time he was not enjoying. Gonçalo Ramos is the striker and it went effectively. We have given Henrique this chance and he’s coming again in the summertime. Some gamers left and we’ve got to exchange them to have a robust squad. Two younger gamers from Scandinavia, Casper [Tengstedt] and Andreas [Schjelderup]. They arrived after six weeks of relaxation and we’d like time to organize them, to be in good bodily form. Gonçalo Guedes? You not often get these alternatives on this winter window. He is a superb participant, skilled at Benfica, performed at three massive golf equipment. To be capable to have him right here for six months, it is nice. If the participant needs it, we can not refuse this chance. He is able to play, however he wants to regulate to his new teammates, which will likely be straightforward. I’ve already met him, he is completely satisfied to be again and I’m actually trying ahead to working with him. In brief: we’re very centered on our video games, we’ve got to win them and get factors, however on the similar time, we’re utilizing this window to enhance our squad, right here and there.

Gonçalo Guedes continues to be going to the Azores with the group and will play tomorrow [sábado]? What place are you planning to make use of it in?

this choice [quem vai a jogo com o Santa Clara] I’ll choose it up later, after coaching and speaking to the athletes. About the group that may play tomorrow [sábado], as I mentioned, he’s prepared from a bodily standpoint. We have extra coaching and can decide quickly. In our system, with just one centre-forward, he can play as a 2nd striker, a place during which Rafa has been enjoying quite a bit, or as a quantity 10. He is versatile and may play each positions, the so-called center 10. as I inform you, within the face of an assault.


“We need extra choices and extra high quality. We have loads of video games within the coming weeks and we’ll want all of the gamers.”

With Helton gone, will goaltenders Samuel Soares and André Gomes hold you protected for the remainder of the season?

Helton wished to depart and obtained that likelihood. He is a superb particular person and an excellent goalkeeper, too good to be quantity two. We decided on the best way to deal with the scenario. We imagine in our younger goalkeepers, Samuel Soares and André Gomes, they’re excellent children and we’ve got to belief them. We have to present them the chance to evolve with the primary group to be quantity two and three. There could possibly be some setbacks they usually should be able to take over the Benfica objective. I’ve a superb impression of them in coaching and the goalkeeping coach trusts them. We should not on the lookout for extra goalkeepers, we’ll hold these three till the tip of the season.

With Gonçalo Guedes and Schjelderup within the squad, is Draxler much less of an choice?

Do not do it. The choice of who performs will not be solely as much as me, but in addition as much as the gamers. Now we’ve got a bunch with competitors, excellent gamers, and that ought to be a superb motivation for them to be on the highest degree. This is strictly what we would like, extra alternative and extra high quality. We have a number of video games within the subsequent few weeks and we’ll want all of the gamers. I do not see any drawback.

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