A Benfica basketball team reached the derby of the 4th round of the 2nd phase of the Betclic League with only triumphs, including one against Sporting (in the 1st round), the opponent of this match. Base Tomás Barroso predicted “an intense game” at the Pavilhão Fidelidade at 5.30pm on Saturday April 16, warning that “the details will decide”.
“Our wish is that it ends the same way [em relação aos dois últimos dérbis]. We know it will be a hard play and that the the details will decide. we want to winnot only because it’s a derby, but also because we guarantees 1st place in the regular phase to be able to face the play-offs in the best way”, underlined the captain, in statements to BTV.
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Number 21 revealed that the secrets to Benfica winning the derby are to have “a high level of aggression”, in order to “keep this course very positive”.
“Teams always play motivated with Benfica. There are no easy games at this stage. This one will pass have an aggressive defense and the way we approach the game. We have to be aggressive from start to finish, because that’s how we’re going to find Sporting. If we don’t keep our levels of aggression high and even higher than theirs, things may not go well, but I believe the the team will play at the highest level and will maintain this very positive course,” he predicted.
The match takes place in Luz and the red athlete has requested the massive presence of Benfiquistas in the stands.
“I am appealing for you to be present on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. If the team has the support of the fans, of our Family, the the less good moments will be overcome with more ease“, considered Tomás Barroso.