Benfica coach Philippa Patao reviewed Thursday’s match against Rosengard, the Swedish champion, in the third round match of Group D of the UEFA Women’s Champions League.
“Don’t be fooled if you think it’s easier than Bayern Munich [n.d.r. o Benfica perdeu por 2-3]And he said in a press conference, because it will be a complex match in this way, it will create problems for us, but it is also within our reach like Bayern.
For Filipa Patão, joining the competitive Group D (with Bayern, Barcelona and Rosengard) is seen as a growth opportunity for Benfica, who aren’t afraid of every challenge as they try to add their first points at this stage.
He analyzed, “A player who comes, whether from Barcelona or Lyon, to play for Portugal, will not find a competitive context that would stimulate the speed of play that we find in the Champions League,” assuming that he would have to find solutions for that. “Place the players as close to this level as possible.”
Filipa Patão admitted that he had not yet had a rehearsal for this challenge, as Benfica returned to the competition with a lopsided match against Moreirense, from the third division, for the Portuguese Cup.
“The game with Moreirense, because of its character, was not useful for us to prepare anything for this game. And he found that he was only working to give minutes to players in need.”
For her part, Chloe Lacasse, one of the characters in the red team, believes in the first victory in the current version of the competition: “It is an opportunity for us, as individuals and as a team,” the Canadian indicated. .
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