02 February 2021, 16h47
"I am very happy to be part of Benfica. I'm enjoying the trainings, they are intense. It is normal to feel some physical difficulties, the trainings are harder than what I was used to in Brazil, however, the whole coaching team is helping me to reach the rhythm of my teammates. I am here to add, be on the pitch and help the team win titles", stressed Mariana Dantas.
New face of the Benfica women's football team, Mariana Dantas left a message to the Benfiquista Family.
"Supporters can expect a lot of heart, will and dedication. I hope to represent very well this jersey, which is very 'heavy'", she finished.
Roger Schmidt: the future has already begun
"It's top, top, top!" These are Roger Schmidt's words, captured by BTV's report, and summarize the coach's first impressions about the quality of the resources and facilities available at Benfica Campus, where the team for 2022/23 will start to take shape as of June 27. "We will have to work very hard in pre-season to prepare ourselves for a long season", specified the Benfica coach, who confessed to be "very interested in the young players, in their development". "It's always great when clubs have players from the academy in the first team, it always gives them some new energy, some identification with the team", revealed Roger Schmidt.
The details of the Benfica Campus recognition made by the coach Roger Schmidt are in this video. Area by area, the new leader of the reds professional squad registered impressions and started to build knowledge from the spot where the 2022/22 Benfica will rise...
Passion and connections as bridges to success!
He arrived in Lisbon, penned his contract, was at Estádio da Luz and got to know the Benfica Campus. Roger Schmidt, to BTV, showed himself "excited" to start working and "eager to be part" of Benfica's history, a club with "great tradition" and where, definitely, "there is something special". As for the method, there it is: "Football is not only what happens on the pitch, it is also what happens in people's heads and how connected and passionate they are". And this is the only way to "show the best football and fight for trophies".
Roger Schmidt at Benfica Campus
The gates of the Benfica Campus were opened to welcome Roger Schmidt. At Seixal, accompanied by President Rui Costa and Pedro Mil-Homens, general director of youth football, the coach visited the various areas of what will be one of his main workplaces in shaping the characteristics of Benfica 2022/23. "It is a really good structure, it has everything to develop the players, to improve them and to create the next generation of players for Benfica, for the first team", said Roger Schmidt, exclusively to BTV.
Roger Schmidt's new Family
The Sport Lisboa e Benfica coach arrived at Lisbon's Humberto Delgado airport late this morning, answered a few questions from journalists and traveled to the Estádio da Luz to get in touch with his new reality. At the Cathedral he was welcomed, met some of the Club's departments and was able to interact with the employees, all in an environment of total proximity with the Benfica Family.
Roger Schmidt's first day at Benfica!
The new coach of Sport Lisboa e Benfica's professional football team, Roger Schmidt, arrived at Lisbon this Tuesday morning, May 24, penned a contract with contract with Benfica valid for two seasons at the Benfica Museum – Cosme Damião and continued the planning and preparation for the 2022/23 season, duly articulated with President Rui Costa and General Manager Lourenço Coelho. The German coach met some of the Club's departments, interacted with employees at Estádio da Luz and participated in several work meetings.