Benfica is in a streak of wins without conceding goals and Alfa Semedo has been one of the players responsible for that record.
MOMENT OF THE TEAM
"The players are focused on our game process and it is working well. We have not conceded goals for several matches and we must continue with this process, not concede goals and score them."
RUI VITÓRIA AND THE UNITY OF THE GROUP
"He is our coach. We are working a lot and learning with him. We are united. The team is evolving, trying to recover from the poor spell it had and we are doing what needed to be done at this moment, to win, to rack up points and try to do the best in the matches.
"It is normal for the supporters to boo the team at a certain moment like they also support us at certain moments. They are good supporters, they have always supported us and it is normal for that to happen."
EXPERIENCE OF PLAYING AT BENFICA
"I am glad to be here. I am learning a lot from my teammates and from the gaffer and I think the most important thing now is to continue to evolve and grow every day. I am learning a lot from Fejsa because he is a very experienced player."
"Every player want to be an international. I am working and truing to give my best. The work is the key aspect and it depends on who is in charge of the national team."
THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
"I've always had the dream of playing in the Champions League and this year I did it. It was a dream to play in the Champions League and to score a goal in my debut... it was special."
THE EUROPA LEAGUE
"We know that Galatasaray is a good team and to play there, with that environment, it is a little harder, but we're focused on going there and trying to do our game and win. We will approach one match at a time, step by step and we will see…"
WISHES FOR 2019
"Christmas is the family celebration. I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas, full of prosperity. May 2019 be a year that brings good things. We all want Benfica to be Champion and we are here to fight for it!"
Text: Sónia Antunes, Márcia Dores and Filipa Fernandes Garcia
Pics: Archive / SL Benfica