02 July 2021, 10h03
"I am prepared to represent Benfica. I came from a big club too, which is making history [Madrid CFF]. I come to Benfica to have fun, enjoy and help this gigantic team. Being here [at Estádio da Luz] is a child's dream. Any player would like to wear and honor this jersey", she claimed in statements with BTV.
Valéria is excited about this new step in her career and even leaves suggestions for everything to go well with the eagle on her chest.
"Work day by day. Doing the best on the pitch and always being able to communicate. Communicating on the pitch is important to work together and help the team", finished the eagles' latest signing.
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.