“I even asked the goalkeeper to stay on the floor, to talk to the group”

João Henriques, Marítimo coach, analyzes the defeat suffered by Benfica, in Luz, for the seventh spherical of the Liga (5-0):

“The numbers match what Benfica did. We have been very passive. We did not have the confidence to win the recreation at the first cease. We simply defended, and that is not what we needed. We have been so passive that we misplaced 16-5 in fouls. enjoying mild, with a group with the confidence that Benfica has, and committing 5 fouls… inconceivable.

“It was not the finest interval in Marítimo. On the one hand, a group with 100% confidence, obtained a group that I am unable to say how a lot confidence it had. We had 10 accidents in the interval of restoration, and these two weeks will permit them to heal. Beltrame has performed some minutes right here, and we now have vital gamers who will assist the group. There is a insecurity, the concern of assuming. A bit We’ve solely finished a lot to talk about the recreation.”

“We have been unhappy, we needed to do one thing completely different. We nonetheless did not rating and Benfica continued with out dropping some extent. It was a really motivated group, in opposition to a group with a disaster of confidence.

[sobre o peso do segundo golo, logo a abrir a segunda parte] “We do not actually like to agree on targets, nevertheless it’s a truth [que deitou por terra tudo o que tinha sido falado ao intervalo]. We attempt to make things better in half an hour, we make modifications. If we do not rating, we wish to get 1-0 as a lot as potential, after which play some playing cards. Immediately we suffered 2-0, and the group fell. There was a second once I asked the goalkeeper to stay on the floor, as a result of I had to talk to the group and reorganize. The ball was on fireplace at leg, and that is what we did. We have a break, and we enter a cycle of six video games with groups from our championship. Today was not a recreation of our championship, largely our fault. We don’t measure, for all these causes. My phrases go to Marítimo’s followers and colleagues: for certain, this group will rating plenty of factors. Let’s play aggressive soccer. Go to locations like this and talk about the recreation. Now we will not try this.”

[sobre a importância da paragem] “It permits the injured to win two weeks, attempt to introduce concepts. It is vital. More than that, we solely play later on Monday, and day-after-day is vital to follow what we wish. The match at Casa Pia is our take a look at. The confidence shouldn’t be at the highest, however it’s sufficient to win the recreation and begin a constructive cycle.

[sobre o plano pensado para travar o Benfica] “We needed to do various things, however we did not do something. It’s not price being right here with so many tactical questions. We did not attain the first part of Benfica’s development. In the second part in addition they entered. In one low block it is 5x4x1, however Benfica additionally managed to get in. We did not do any of that. Even once we obtained the ball, the group was exhausted. The gamers knew how to try this, however the second made to issues which can be harder.


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