Antonio Oliveira, coach of the Benfica Blaunched the classic with FC Porto B, from the 34th and last round of the League 2, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 13 at the Estádio Luís Filipe Menezes. “It would be perfect for us to finish big,” said the coach.
“Benfica come into the game with the prospect of face a competitive teamwhich gives you the opportunity to discuss the game. We know that on the other side is a team which, from the point of view of its classification [FC Porto B é 10.º classificado], is already insured in II Liga next season, so he has the clear ambition to win against Benfica. In this perspective, the opponents themselves spared the players in the last round, thinking of yellow cards and appearances for the classic. A difficult match, against a team with excellent players, the same way we have them, and we are looking for the three points“, projected the coach, at the microphones of the BTV.
The Eagles come to the last round of the competition in 5th place of the table, with 54 dotsone point behind Feirense, 4th, and finishing as high as possible is the goal. Antonio Oliveira He gave credit to the team for the work done throughout the time and left praise of the embodied collective.
“At the most Benfica will be fourth, at least fifth. very proud to have come this far with these players, how proud they should be, like the benfiquistas, of the extraordinary journey they have taken. In the context and the vicissitudes in which they fit, the fourth or fifth place is extraordinary. we had a oscillation cycle over the last month and a half, which goes through the Youth League, and we sometimes supported the first team. This is a reality that we already knew, but also helped players to be more and better prepared“, he greeted.
“Finishing with a victory in a very difficult peloton was the crowning achievement of an extraordinary season. It’s a classic, it brings great emotions and enormous visibility. Already I appealed to the commitment, pride and brilliance of the players. It would be perfect if we ended up big, winners. It’s another effort to fight another battle where we want to emerge victorious,” the coach pointed out.