Benfica will face Vitória de Guimarães in round 1 of the League Cup group stage, at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, at Estádio da Luz.
What is the importance of the League Cup for Benfica?
We have a huge respect for all competitions. We're going to start a cycle now, competing every three days. Taking into consideration what we have done so far and what we have to do, and also the strategy that the club has, we're going to enter the competition with that spirit, a great will to win and play well.
Is the first official match between Benfica and V. Guimarães this season. What kind of opponent is this?
It is a very competent opponent, with a new coach, who last season had a very interesting campaign at Moreirense and now he's having a great start to the season too, with huge quality. An interesting record in the Championship, with a very good game philosophy, and adds to that the fantastic feat of qualifying for the Europa League. It's a team that likes to have the ball, to create danger with its dynamics, with a lot of quality. We are prepared for that and we need to have a tremendous attitude and will, a huge ambition to put in a good performance and win.
Text: João Sanches and Márcia Dores
Fotos: Tânia Paulo / SL Benfica and now he's having a great start to the season too.