Signed up at Marítimo at the start of the season, Rodrigo Pinho has had a bittersweet year at Luz. The 30-year-old Brazilian striker was badly injured and only played three games with an eagle on his chest, at a time when Benfica ultimately failed to win any trophies.
In an interview with BTV, Rodrigo Pinho took stock of the season in general, highlighting the success of the Champions League, but acknowledging performances below expectations at national level.
““A time in which there are no titles cannot be considered good. Benfica must always be in the fight for titles, must always be at the top of the table. We had a good run in the Champions League, we ended up eliminated by Liverpool, a great team too. At the national level, we must do better. It’s over, we have to look at what we did wrong so as not to start again next time and to win titles, ”he justified.
Making his seventh season in Portugal, Rodrigo Pinho arrived for the first time at one of the greatest, after spells at SC Braga, Nacional and Marítimo.
” Everything is different. Impossible to compare. Benfica is a club that, for any tradition and any history, demand will be greater. But that’s where all players want to go. Play in the Champions League, fight for titles. I’m sure the road ahead will be very good,” he said, emphasizing the emotion of representing the eagles: “I played several times against Benfica. I saw the size and strength of the club, the incredible fans who always support the team. To be able to be on this side now is very special and rewarding.