January 10, 2023 – 23:05
Benfica coach’s remarks after defeating Varzim in the “eighth” Portuguese Cup
Benfica beat Varzim on Tuesday 2-0, in the round of 16 of the Portuguese Cup, with goals from Grimaldo (4 ‘) and Enzo Fernandez (78’), while the Argentine returned to the starting line-up for the Eagles after being sidelined in the match against Portimonense, for the fifteenth round of the tournament. Speaking at the end of the game, coach Roger Schmidt praised the team’s performance and talked about the return of Enzo Fernandez, a player he says his commitment to the team has never been in question. “I had no doubts about his attitude and his personality. He’s a great guy, he’s at Benfica and he loves to play for Benfica. Do I expect him to continue? Yes, I hope,” the German coach said, to the RTP3 microphones.
The return of the team after the World Cup and analysis of the match
“It’s the story of the season and we have to accept it. We always have ups and downs during the season. I think we’ve played at a good level for a long time. We didn’t start well after Christmas, with the defeat in Braga, but I think last week we showed a good reaction in the league and today too. It was a tough game, a real cup game, they were good [Varzim]They believed in their chances, but I think we deserved this win and advanced to the quarter-finals of the cup.
Exhibitions of Morato, Verissimo and Enzo Fernandez
“I am happy that Morato and Lucas Verissimo took this opportunity to play. They played a good game, controlling our central defence. I am very happy with both of them. Enzo is also back in the team, he did a good job and scored a decisive goal. I think the team in general did well. We can trust all players.”
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