01 July 2022, 10h30
"It is the third contract renewal, this shows the work we have done. It is a great happiness and a moment of responsibility, more time to work to have a medium-term planning and continue to lead a very competent team. I will be able to continue to interact with professionals who are very competent in what is my career in Portugal, my colleagues from the coaching. My permanence also gives stability for them to give the maximum for Benfica", he said.
"We want to keep winning [...]. We have our ambition in the Champions League, to play against the best teams in Europe. We have that desire to grow and face players at a high level"
"I spend many days at Benfica, I have my children's commitments at the Club, I interact with the fans, other athletes, I always try to be cordial, talk to people, it's a direct relationship. t is a recognition. I am already better known by our fans than when I arrived. Today, I already have a history in Benfica, with the whole team", he stressed.
"We want to keep winning, we have an investment compatible with the titles in Portugal. We have our ambition in the Champions League, to play against the best teams in Europe. We have that desire to grow and face players at a high level. All the players want to do that. We want to win the titles and compete abroad", he finished.
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.