In an interview with zero zeroEverton struggled to adapt to Portuguese football. At the beginning of last season, the Brazilian international was signed by Benfica from Grêmio for 20 million euros, and in this he had seven goals and many assists in 41 matches.
“The first season was difficult. I spent eight years at the same club and changing is very difficult. Not only changing where we will live, but also where we will work. The tactical, technical and physical change that European football requires is much greater than I am used to. I come from Two very strong seasons, as I didn’t have time off. I did the Copa, didn’t take three seasons off and ended up hurting a little bit, but I think with every week, with every training session, I felt more comfortable and more at home performing and helping my team » , said the number 7 of the Eagles, explaining the differences between Portuguese and South American football.
“South American football is more difficult, the Libertadores is a very strong competition, as we say. Here, the tactical part is very developed, from the first to the last. Tactically, the teams are very developed and this makes the work of the strikers difficult. We have to look for spaces. It is football More open. At Luz, many teams have reached this point and it makes our work difficult, but we are ready for that.”
Everton also revealed the individual “obsession” as well as the whole team’s obsession with leading Benfica to the title of national champion, something that has eluded the Eagles since 2019.
“I want to win titles with a Benfica shirt, I want to be a national champion and as long as I don’t achieve that, I won’t forgive myself. It is a collective and individual obsession. “It’s a very important competition that Benfica hasn’t won and I want to win titles here,” the Brazilian said.
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