March 31, 2022 – 2:43 pm
The red coach previewed the game with Sp. Braga and did not escape the theme of the day
Nélson Veríssimo made this Thursday the preview of the match with Sp. Braga, a match which opens the 28th day of the Bwin League tomorrow (8:15 p.m.). Faced with the announcement of the possible arrival of Roger Schmidt to guide Benfica next season, the Reds coach was categorical. “My future is what worries me the least. I am the coach of Benfica with great honor and pride, I know my task, my mission. Regarding names, I have been aware of something that was published in the press, even if I don’t have the daily concern to follow that. It turns out to be natural, Benfica is a big club, we know that the coach who is at Benfica has a contract until the end of end of the season and it is natural that other names appear I can add that “I speak daily with the president, I am aware of what is happening, we have a defined strategy until the end of the season and I focus on the remaining matches. This is what we are committed to: to prepare the team for the day at We are going to have two Lisbon derbies, two difficult games against Liverpool, but before that we still have the game against Braga and that is what I gotta be worried.” He continued, “I didn’t want to go on too long. The news has fallen. What needs to be clear is that it’s not something that affects me or my technical team. We focus on preparing for the game. Again, I want to stress that we are in contact with the president, it is a matter on the agenda, but I am concentrating on the preparation of the remaining matches.
When asked if the rumors about the new manager affected the team, Veríssimo answered with a resounding ‘no’. “I sincerely believe that some may follow the news, but the best assessment one can have is the response they give on a daily basis, it is the best indicator to understand if they are connected or not. In fact, since we arrived at the A team, I have nothing to say about the commitment for training and matches. On the subject, we are closed”.
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