08 November 2021, 00h25
"We started strong, that was our goal. We played home and it was important to have a good display in front of our supporters. In the previous matches we struggled to open the scorer, but today [Sunday] we scored the great majority of chances we had on the box. It was an important win for all of us", said the Argentinian international.
Approaching the controversy created during the week…
"Nonsense. Sometimes, when the results don’t come, the journalists or whoever they are talk too much, but we keep working the same way to improve and get the wins for us and for the fans. A controversy was cooked based on a lie, I have no issues with the coach, honestly", stressed the defender.
Last training session on the dream stage
The last training session before the clash against Wisla Plock was on the reds’ dream stage for the Handball EHF European (Men Finals). In Altice Arena, the Benfica coach Chema Rodríguez shared the state of mind of his pupils. "We’re home, with our fans and we’ll do everything to have an historical weekend for the handball of Benfica and Portugal", he said. Petar Djordjic reminded the quality of the opponent, that demands "100% focus", while Sergey Hernández thinks the game will be decided on details.
Bond Issue Results disclosed on Monday
The 26-year-old left-back Mihailo Ristic has joined Sport Lisboa e Benfica. In the presence of President Rui Costa, the Serbian international footballer signed on Thursday, May 26, a contract valid for the next four seasons (until 2026).
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.