07 December 2018, 13h57
V. Setúbal has been carrying out interesting Championship start. What opponent do you expect to find?
I hope to find a Vitória de Setúbal with quality. It is a very pragmatic and solid team that fights a lot and fills the entire pitch. I expect a difficult opponent, that will play with four defenders, two centre-midfielders and an attacking midfielder, that should be Rúben Micael. They will also play with a striker and two wingers exploring the counter-attack and being aggressive in the duels.
With two wins in the last two matches, one might say that Benfica is in the stage you promised in the Press Conference you made after the Chairman Luís Filipe Vieira's press conference?
No one comes out of a less positive state at a snap of a finger. We have confidence in what we are doing; we are aware of we must to in the future. It is not because we won two matches that I changed my way of thinking way. There is a lot to do and we have to be connected, because then we'll be closer to winning. We have done some good things before and some less good things.
Text: Marco Rebelo
Pics: Isabel Cutileiro / SL Benfica
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