Sunday, May 13, 2018, 20h36

Jonas: “Benfica can never stay out of the Champions League”

Football

With a goal, the Brazilian forward helped the Reds secure the presence in the Champions League qualifiers.

He contributed for Benfica's presence in the 2018/19 Champions League qualifiers and finishes the season as the top scorer of the NOS, with 34 goals. Just Eusébio manage to score goals than Jonas.  

“Personally, I am happy to be helping the team with goals. Collectively, we are sad we did not manage to win the National title, but we have a sense of achievement regarding the Champions League. Benfica can never stay out of a competition like this one. We had that objective and we achieved it with the strength of all”, said Jonas, in statements to BTV, he who was elected "Man of the Match".

Jonas foi eleito o Man of the Match no encontro com o Moreirense

Recovered from an injury, Jonas regretted not having been able to help the team for over a month, but he guarantees he is “100%”.

“No player wants to go through an injury. I had one that put me out of the football pitches for nearly one month and a half. But now I am fine, I am 100%”, he guaranteed.

The number 10 is not expecting, at this moment, being called-up for the Brazilian national team.

“It is difficult. To be honest I don't even think about that now. I am hoping for Brazil to make an excellent World Cup and I will be cheering for the title”, he finished.

Text: Filipa Fernandes Garcia

Pics: Isabel Cutileiro / SL Benfica

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