02 June 2022, 18h00
Luís Castro with President Rui Costa
After leading the Under-23s for almost three seasons and having led the Under-19 team to two UEFA Youth League finals, in 2019/20 and 2021/22, the latter in which he ensured the unprecedented conquest of the trophy for the Club, the 42-year-old coach now embraces a new professional challenge at the top level of Benfica's Youth Football.
"It is a huge pride! I joined Benfica two and a half years ago with the mission to help in the process and potentiate players for the first team. It is a sign that the work so far has been very well done, this bet on me makes me proud and what I can promise is that I will give my best", claimed the coach.
"I joined Benfica two and a half years ago with the mission to help in the process and potentiate players for the first team"
Luís Castro, coach of Benfica's B team
"We know the level of the Club, the demand and we will do everything to, match after match, honor the jersey"
"We will give the maximum, always honor the jersey. We know the level of the Club, the demand and we will do everything to, match after match, honor the jersey", promised the coach.
The start of the pre-season of SL Benfica's B team is scheduled for June 27.
Confidence and motivation on the day before the Champions League play-off
The first 15 minutes of Benfica training session were open to press at Miejski im Wladyslawa Króla Stadium, and the striker Gonçalo Ramos was the only player out (gym work). Confidence and motivation are the keywords among the squad.
Roger Schmidt: "We must focus and believe in ourselves"
The Benfica coach recognizes the quality of Dynamo Kyiv, but outlines what the eagles must do to towards the Champions League Group Stage.
João Mário: "Ready and confident to give 110%"
Departure for Lodz
The professional football team of SL Benfica traveled, this Tuesday morning, August 16, to Lodz, in Poland, to face Dynamo Kyiv next Wednesday at 8 pm, in the 1st leg of the Champions League Play-off. Still this Tuesday there is a press conference with the coach Roger Schmidt and a player (5:15 pm), followed by a training session, also at Miejski im Wladyslawa Króla Stadium (6 pm), with the first 15 open to Press.