Businessman defends Vlachodimos: ‘Looks like he’s an easy target’

Odysseas agent Vlachodimos came to defend the Benfica goalkeeper.

Ulisses Santos took to his Instagram page to highlight the merits of the Greece international, following criticism from Hélder Cristóvão.

“Vlachodimos is not a Benfica goalkeeper. It takes someone to play further and start the construction safely, but I have to admit he had a great season,” said the former Red captain and former B team manager.

In response, Vlachodimos manager provided numbers and facts.

“Sometimes Vlachodimos seems like an easy target for (some) public opinion, but we can’t forget, just talking about this season, that it was fundamental for Benfica to enter the Champions League and receive so many of millions; was the third best goalkeeper in the Champions League (for UEFA with 277 points); he was twice in the team of the week this season, at the time of the elimination of Benfica he was the 15th best player in the biggest club competition in the world! Already in 2018, he was in the eleven revelation of the Champions, for UEFA”, he recalls, continuing: “In Portuguese competitions, how many times and how many times have you been in the best eleven of the day? How many times has he been man of the match? There are so many until you lose count. Even in the footwork of goalkeepers which is currently much talked about, knowing how to build a game, Ody (according to CIES – Football Observatory) is the one who makes the least long passes, having great efficiency in passing. Anyway.”

“The data is endless, as is the respect and admiration for an athlete who has accomplished extraordinary feats and brought so much to his club,” concluded the goalkeeper’s agent who has a contract with Benfica until June 2019. 2024.

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