Aursnes and Bah arrived at the start of the season, Casper Tendstedt landed in Lisbon on Monday, and Andreas Schjelderup is the most recent, confirmed on Thursday. Benfica’s dedication to Nordic gamers is clear, on this case two Danes and two Norwegians.
You have to return to the 80s and 90s to see many gamers from northern Europe in Portugal, and particularly in Benfica. We bear in mind the Dane Michael Manniche, the Swedes Stromberg, Mats Magnusson, Jonas Thern, Stefan Schwartz, however after that era solely a few traveled to our nation.
THE SAPO24 making an attempt to grasp this bet on gamers who’re not just tall, blond and blue-eyed. It’s not just about Benfica and Portugal. The Nordics have conquered the highest European golf equipment in current occasions, as evidenced by the instances of the Norwegians Haaland (Manchester City) and Odegaard (Arsenal), or Ola Solbakken, signed by Roma by José Mourinho in December, after being one of the ’causes’ of the tough defeat of the Romans on the toes of Bodoe / Glimt, within the Conference League. But the Danes have additionally acquired many inks, similar to Daramy, from Copenhagen, who has been strongly appointed by AC Milan, and his compatriot Sander Berge has shone in Sheffield and is seen as a doable reinforcement of Liverpool.
But there is extra. These are just a few examples, however essentially the most nicely-identified in current occasions.
So we went to take heed to somebody who has one thing to say in Portuguese and who is on the forefront of what is taking place on the planet of Nordic soccer. Azar Karadas, a former striker who performed for Benfica within the 2004/2005 season, is now a youth coach in Brann, Norway, and is not stunned by the current success of Norwegians and different gamers from in northern Europe.
“There are at all times good soccer gamers, however they don’t have the circumstances to develop additional. In the previous, the expertise got here, now it is gone. within the youth. they’re further circumstances in any respect ranges, from faculties to within the infrastructure of the golf equipment. I’m not stunned by this success and I consider that this is solely the start “, started by highlighting Karadas, responding to the case of Haaland.
“He developed very shortly as a result of of his father [ex-jogador do Manchester City] I knew I needed to assure him extra circumstances. And these, sadly, nonetheless couldn’t be secured in Norway and went to Austria [em 2019]. Maybe due to Haaland the golf equipment know that in an effort to maintain the gamers, to obtain more cash for them, they have to provide them a totally different construction”, he emphasised.
But what does a younger participant in Norway, for instance, have now that he did not have earlier than? “Look, there is, for instance, the chance of being within the membership from morning to nighttime. Clubs like Brann, the place I’m, Copenhagen, Rosenborg, Molde, many others, permit younger individuals to stay and research academies. skilled observe-up And now, additionally, virtually all golf equipment have many coaching camps, and particular fields, the place you possibly can work, for instance, the bodily situation, operating, sprints, and so on., in addition to others the place you be taught to enhance your defensive, offensive capability, and so on. It is a extra skilled soccer than what it was a few years in the past”, he stated.
“Maybe due to Haaland the golf equipment realized that in an effort to maintain the gamers, to obtain more cash for them, they have to provide them a totally different construction”
Is it the case to say that the Nordics are not just tall, blond and blue-eyed? “Did you hear that in Portugal too? I did not hear it once I was there, however sure, it is one thing that bothers the inhabitants of this nook of the world. We can all be, however extra. In soccer, look, Now everybody is taking a look at us and is not it just for the eyes. We don’t just have blue eyes, we have a lot of high quality. Benfica’s bet is very good”.
And the Nordics who landed in Lisbon lately?
Three are right here and one will arrive within the subsequent few days. Karadas is aware of them nicely and says that the truth that within the 80s and 90s one other ‘cargo’ of soccer gamers from northern Europe arrived was not the truth that led them to just accept the problem of representing Benfica
“Benfica is a good membership for any participant. Of course there are others with extra energy, with extra vitality, the place they have a tendency to get more cash. But it is not frequent for them to signal gamers in Denmark or Norway, they like to see in the event that they lead to different leagues, earlier than continuing with the signing. Schjelderup is a nice expertise, he has a nice future, he has been appointed by many massive golf equipment, similar to AC Milan. But these days when golf equipment are evolving, the construction that younger gamers have to work with is additionally evolving they usually know what is greatest for them to develop. And Benfica is one of the instances. Everyone is aware of the gamers that Benfica has developed and all of the younger individuals now see Benfica as a membership the place they’ll develop after which go to a different league. There are some who put together younger individuals like Benfica, in the intervening time”, stated the present coach, talking after the opposite Nordics representing the eagles.
“How a lot will Benfica pay for Schjelderup? [10 milhões, mais cinco por objetivos] Well, that is what I heard. In a quick time, Benfica can do three or 4 occasions extra. It’s wonderful, I’m glad you selected Benfica”
“Fredrik is unusual to me [Aursnes] there aren’t any alternatives with golf equipment in a larger league. He grew up within the Netherlands, he got here to Benfica this 12 months, however he has a distinctive expertise, he might be in one other league. He is tremendous full, the kind of participant that every one coaches like. Does a couple of place, every part is good, what a nice participant! I don’t know Bah very nicely, I have seen a few matches and he is the fashion of the brand new Danish gamers, very sturdy and technically good. Tengstedt stunned everybody this 12 months in Norway. He got here this 12 months from Denmark, few individuals know him, however in a quick time he confirmed nice expertise. After a few months, curiosity from golf equipment in England and France has been heard. He is very quick, has a lot of vitality and a loopy intuition for the objective, good signing”, stated Karadas, leaving the final phrases for the younger man. Schjelderup.
“If he continues his evolution, he might be severe! He has every part. He is very good tactically, has an incredible method, he is good at fascinated about the sport, he scores objectives, what extra would you like me to say ?Ah, he is solely 18 years previous. How a lot will Benfica pay for him? [10 milhões, mais cinco por objetivos] Well, that is what I heard. In a quick time, Benfica can do three or 4 occasions extra. It’s wonderful, I’m glad he selected Benfica”, stated Azar Karadas, 41 years previous, not wanting to provide hints to different stars rising for the perimeters.
“I am unable to do it. Can you think about if all of the younger individuals go away? Instead of persevering with to develop, construct a sturdy league and produce good gamers, it is the others who get it . The golf equipment which can be on the lookout for them , if they need”, completed.