Football

01 July 2022, 10h03

STATEMENTS TO SL BENFICA MEDIA

On the chest, glued to the symbol of the Sacred Mantle of Sport Lisboa e Benfica, beats strong the will to win in the 2022/23 season. With their eyes on the job, but also on the goals, strikers Henrique Araújo and Petar Musa shared their first impressions about the new jersey and the beginning of a new era in the Club.

"I feel good, it's a beautiful jersey, which respects the values of Benfica", commented Henrique Araújo. "The Benfica jersey always weighs the same, be it in the U-17s, the U-19s, the B team or the first team... Here, you always play to win. The responsibility is always the same", stressed the forward.

New signing for 2022/23, striker Petar Musa was categorical in his appreciation for the new Sacred Mantle and the demand that is historically inherent to it: "The jersey is very beautiful, it brings a lot of responsibility, but I am prepared for this."

Henrique Araújo

"The Benfica jersey always weighs the same, be it in the U-17s, the U-19s, the B team or the first team... Here, you always play to win"

Henrique Araújo

The pre-season work under the guidance of coach Roger Schmidt takes place, at this stage, at the Benfica Campus. "It's been a good start, the coach is demanding, there have been good training sessions, the players are getting to know each other, it's going well", revealed Henrique Araújo. "We have goals to fulfill, first the Champions League", claimed the U-21 Portuguese international.

Muse analyzed the (re)start. "The training sessions are demanding, but also interesting. We have to prepare ourselves to give our best in the matches to come", he highlighted. "There are many good players here, with great quality. I am here to give my best in training every day", stressed the footballer born in Croatia.

"I started preparing for a big club and it is a pleasure to be part of Benfica. I am very happy to be here", claimed Petar Musa, who in 2021/22 season scored 12 goals playing for Boavista.

Petar Musa

"The training sessions are demanding, but also interesting. We have to prepare ourselves to give our best in the matches to come"

Petar Musa

"I'm going to keep doing the work I've been doing up to now, keep working hard, trying to score goals, which is always my goal", acknowledged Henrique Araújo.

"My goal is not to replace anyone, it's to do my job as I have done so far and to do the path that I have been doing, that is the most important thing, to focus first on the team and then on myself", stressed the striker nurtured at the Benfica Campus.

Text: João Sanches
Photos: Tânia Paulo / SL Benfica
Last update: Friday, July 1, 2022

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