Schmidt with harsh criticism of Chelsea: “They are driving Enzo loopy” – Benfica

This Thursday, Roger Schmidt superior the match towards Portimonense, the fifteenth matchday scheduled for tomorrow at 7 pm, in Luz.

How do you see Portimonense and the way is the crew dealing with the newest defeat?

“Tomorrow we could have a tough match, Portimonense is an efficient crew, they play with physicality, with depth, with many gamers behind the ball, it isn’t straightforward to create alternatives. We want a superb efficiency tomorrow. We have been disenchanted. with the final. outcome as a result of we did not play as we wished. If we at all times play at this degree we could have difficulties with all of the groups within the League. We must play tactical soccer as a result of in any other case the person efficiency of the gamers will get worse. We have educated very effectively and we’ve actually trying ahead to enjoying at dwelling once more, in entrance of our followers, to point out our supporters a superb recreation and struggle for the three factors”.
Will Enzo play or is he suspended?
“It has been a a lot talked about matter this week. Enzo is an efficient man and a unprecedented participant, we wish him to remain, the state of affairs shouldn’t be straightforward, he performed the World Cup, he gained the World Cup, he had proposals, there’s a lot of cash in recreation. He is a younger participant, that is complicated, all of us perceive that. But he is a wonderful individual. He was not licensed to go to Argentina, it isn’t accepted that he went there, there will probably be penalties, I cannot say what .We do not wish to promote him, neither me nor the president. Everyone is aware of there’s a launch clause, if he desires to go away and somebody breaks the clause, we would lose the participant. There is a membership that wishes him, they’ve tried to lure him , however they know they will solely have him in the event that they pay the clause It’s disrespectful to all of us at Benfica they are driving the participant loopy Pretend they wish to pay the clause after which wish to negotiate About Enzo that is all I’ll say and I’ll reply no extra questions on it.”


What went unsuitable with Benfica in the previous few video games?
“We missed so much, sadly. We spent so much of time at a excessive degree, the gamers had been very targeted, with clear concepts about what to do when we’ve the ball or not. It’s essential that every one the gamers have that concept internalized If there are gamers who do not stay targeted within the recreation, we play much less tactical soccer, we arrive late, we now not have management of the sport You cannot evaluate the League Cup match with Sp. Braga, with the Moreirense. we created possibilities however we drew. Against Sp. Braga obtained the gamers again and the eleven we placed on the sector was the identical one we performed towards Juventus. It was all to do with the tactical habits . We had a superb dynamic, however this isn’t one thing that may be turned on and off, we’ve to work to get it once more. My job and that of the crew is to recollect what we’ve already performed, to return to achieve a better degree. Tomorrow we are going to certainly do higher than final week and we could have l ‘alternative to win’.

Talked to Enzo, does he wish to exit?
“I mentioned I did not wish to reply any extra questions on this matter. He is our participant, we like him and we hope he stays.”

How is Enzo psychologically?
“I will not reply any extra questions on Enzo.”

How is David Neres?
“David is heading in the right direction, he has advanced so much this week, however he has been coaching with the crew for some time. Tomorrow we are going to resolve if he enters the beginning eleven.”

Is Benfica a crew that relies on some gamers?
“Every crew on this planet relies on some gamers. The high quality of the gamers is decisive. But to carry out at their finest the gamers who performed most of the time within the first half of the season did so as a result of they are excellent. My selection relies on what’s finest for Benfica and the very best strategy to win every recreation. The gamers on the bench even have the chance to say ‘present’. Tomorrow Rafa comes out and we’ve to discover a answer. He is an important participant however in the course of the season we performed with out essential gamers and nonetheless gained.”


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