Fejsa revealed Vieira’s resistance: “How can you let me go if you sold me Renato, Lindelöf and Félix?” – Benfica

Ljubomir Fejsa arrived at Benfica in 2013 and solely ended his reference to the membership in September 2020, with a lot of tears within the combine. The midfielder who at present performs for Partizan in his native Serbia doesn’t disguise his affection for the image he has represented for seven years and ensures that he’ll turn out to be a Portuguese citizen. “I’ve to get my passport within the subsequent two months, as does my spouse. I nonetheless keep up a correspondence with lots of people now [n.d.r. antigos companheiros]. I actually prefer to go to Lisbon”, he stated within the statements of ‘Zurnal’, from Serbia. The 34-12 months-previous Serbian participant realized that his two youngsters, Mateo and Petra, are Portuguese and regretted that they can’t see their father. the pitch, gained trophies. “When I lifted the final cup with Benfica, my son was nonetheless small and my daughter was not but born. It’s my fault that I did not have youngsters once I was younger. I hope there might be one other alternative to convey them to the sector [para novo êxito]”, he thought.

In 2020, nonetheless with Luís Filipe Vieira within the presidency, Fejsa left Benfica to go to the Saudis in Al-Ahli Jeddah, one thing that the president of the eagles didn’t need on the time.

“The president of Benfica cherished me and stated: ‘How can you let me go? You sold me Renato Sanches, Lindelöf, [João] Félix…’ He raised thousands and thousands!”, he recalled, revealing his affect on the formation of the group of gamers. Regarding the present midfielder of Paris Saint-Germain, he even requested for a private favor for his six-12 months-previous son. “Mateo follows Partizan, Benfica and PSG. He is pleased with Mbappé and Neymar. Renato Sanches was there and I known as him. ‘Please movie Mbappé wishing him a contented birthday’. I do know he might be excited. When I confirmed him, he melted with happiness”, revealed his father Fejsa.

In Portugal, Ljubomir Fejsa gained 13 trophies and made many associates. The Serbian soccer participant opinions some episodes and, particularly, the teammates who marked him and those that stood out probably the most.

“Ederson is a superior class, he defends nicely and now he’s in Manchester City. He is Brazilian, a joker. He additionally likes to drink. We have an excellent crew. Jan Oblak is wonderful If I examine him to Ederson I do not know who is healthier”, stated Fejsa, who’s the champion of each in Luz.

“André Almeida has been a Benfica participant virtually all his life. He welcomed me and he’s nonetheless there. A typical Portuguese, as they are saying – a Benfica participant. The similar membership from childhood to the tip . Nélson Semedo was very younger, we performed collectively for a 12 months”, he remembers.

Regarding Benfica’s centre-backs, Fejsa highlighted two. “Jardel and Luisão are Benfica legends! They instantly caught my consideration once I arrived in Portugal. When the captain says two or three phrases, you get goosebumps. Luisão is a real chief . Jardel was at all times by his facet, youthful … . Also on prime! Lindelof rapidly confirmed world class, after a 12 months and a half he left”, recalled Fejsa, who described Grimaldo as “the standard Spaniard”. “It’s wonderful. It’s not 1.50 meters [n.d.r. mede 1,71m]however with the ball, pace, agility, free-kicks, taking pictures… It’s all there!”, he assured.

In the midfield, he is aware of that “persons are attracted by the duo of Matic that Benfica is already planning to promote” and within the wings he emphasizes “the bull Salvio”. “When he began working I bumped into the wall. I like him. I cease him in every single place however he at all times comes again. Zivkovic I’m pleased that he beat Panathinaikos a number of days in the past. We performed 4 years collectively. It’s wonderful It is for me that he went to PAOK, he has the standard for an even bigger league, a stronger membership”, he repeated, taking the chance to speak about Almani Moreira, former star of Partizan , and particularly to his son, who at present performs for Benfica’s B crew. “His son [Diego Moreira] he is excellent, he performs for Benfica, individuals converse nicely about him. If he has a head, and I believe he does, it is good,” he stated.

Finally, among the many forwards, there may be a lot to admire. “Mitroglou: he would not run, however if you give him the ball within the space you can be pleased. With Jonas it is the identical, he is the perfect striker I’ve performed with. Raúl Jiménez is totally different, in working … I like when working the striker, assist your self in protection. Seferovic has not performed a lot recently, he began one of many seasons nicely, he lacks one purpose to be the highest scorer”, he emphasised.


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