Football

17 January 2019, 18h58

Sport Lisboa e Benfica and Vitória de Guimarães will play this Friday (9:15 pm), in Round 18 of Liga NOS, at Estádio Dom Afonso Henriques.

Luís Castro, in the preview, has considered that V. Guimarães will be stronger. Do you have the same conviction about Benfica?

I also believe that we will be stronger, because we have three more days to evolve. With this chain of matches, we end up being more solid, both offensively and defensively. We analyzed the previous match and transmitted the information to the team.

Bruno Lage

In January and February, Benfica will play many matches. Could that be damaging?

Yes. People talk about the date range. To play two or three matches in a short period of time is not beneficial. In January and February, the game load is huge and there is a higher risk of getting injured. Therefore, the player cannot play. We have to think about the player’s recovery and about football.

Text: Marco Rebelo

Pics: Tânia Paulo / SL Benfica

Last update: Friday, January 18, 2019

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