Benfica’s rise in performance is also linked to the best performances of Goncalo Ramos, the 20-year-old striker for the red team who has successfully played various roles in the team.
He started in Benfica’s last seven matches and scored in the last two league matches against Vitoria de Guimarães (3-0) and Portimonense (2-1).
On the field, in one game, 88 of the Eagles were the second striker and third midfielder, tasks that gave him a greater role in strategy. To take on this role, he had important work and developed, for a long time, with Nélson Veríssimo, coach of Benfica and who knows Gonçalo Ramos well, because he also coached him in the red team B.
In the secondary team, Ramos was often an attacking midfielder, with easy access to the end zone, and these mechanisms really brought them. In the first team, the insistence was to give them tools to know what to do without the ball, especially in terms of defensive tasks, and occupying spaces.
To solve problems and add dimension to the young man, the knowledge that Verissimo had in him and the confidence that the coach imparted to him also contributed a lot, but the personality of Gonzalo Ramos also weighed. Those who know him say that the young striker has a very positive spirit and that it has helped him withstand the criticism that has already surfaced with fewer goals in the minutes he has been gaining.
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