The arrival of Gonçalo Guedes, the attacking options and the aim: everything Roger Schmidt said – Benfica

Roger Schmidt advances this Friday’s match in opposition to Santa Clara, the seventeenth matchday scheduled for tomorrow, at 6 p.m., in the Azores.
What do you count on from this match in opposition to Santa Clara?
“I count on a troublesome match, it’s the first time I’ll play in opposition to the Azores, they are going to play at house, they’ve modified coaches, this usually has a optimistic impact. There could also be a shock for the opponent. , we should be prepared. We have performed nicely in the previous few weeks, we’ve got skilled nicely, we really feel prepared. The gamers are desirous to get into their rhythm and we’ll battle for the three factors.”


Schmidt confirms the departure of Helton Leite:

Does the signing of Gonçalo Guedes offer you extra complications when selecting gamers for the assault?
“It’s the variety of complications I like. Before the switch market begins there might be a possibility to enhance the squad. We’ve misplaced some gamers, Rodrigo and Diogo, they wished to depart, we have misplaced Helton as a result of he desires to be the quantity keeper 1. and yesterday we gave the inexperienced gentle to Henrique Araújo to depart as a result of for him it’s a good alternative to go to the Championship Araújo returns in the summer season. Some gamers left however we’ve got to exchange them, preserve a powerful squad. Casper comes and Andreas, they arrived right here after 6 weeks out, we’d like time to have the ability to play excessive depth soccer and with Gonçalo Guedes you hardly ever get this sort of alternative in the winter It’s glorious, it comes from the youth of the Benfica, he performed in 3 high golf equipment and to place him on this window for six months is nice. It’s a possibility we won’t refuse. I’m very blissful, he is able to play now, however of course he has to ‘getting used to his teammates, however he is aware of Benfica “.

Why did you hand over on hiring Hugo Souza? Will you wager on Samuel Soares and André Gomes?
“Helton wished to depart, he wished to go to Turkey to play extra. He is just not solely particular person but additionally goalkeeper, too good to be quantity two. Benfica’s formation, we’ve got three glorious goalkeepers and we’ve got to belief them. , give them the alternative to develop, to develop, that is why we gave them the alternative to be quantity 2 and quantity 3. We consider in each, I’ve a superb impression of “coaching, the goalkeeping coaches help us and we’re good. It helped in that regard. We will proceed with the goalkeepers we at present have.”

Will Gonçalo Guedes play tomorrow? What attacking place do you intend to place him in in the future?
“It is a choice that I’ll make later. He is match to play, he’s bodily prepared. We nonetheless have coaching and solely then I’ll make the resolution. Regarding the place, in our system with a central striker and a second, the place Rafa has been taking part in, I feel he may play each, ‘center 10’. He is versatile and can play in all attacking positions.”

With the arrival of Gonçalo Guedes, does Draxler grow to be much less of an possibility?
“The resolution of who performs is just not solely made by me, it’s the gamers who additionally resolve. We have a squad with excellent gamers and this should be a motivation for them. What we wished was this, to have extra options.” We have loads of video games in the coming weeks and we’ll want all of them. I do not see any downside.”

Benfica fan help in the Azores
“Yes, I heard that there’ll most likely be a big mass of followers there. We have performed away video games with loads of help and that’s all the time an excellent motivation for us. Tomorrow we’ll give everything to make them proud.”


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