Carlos Vinicius: ‘Roger Schmidt is the best in everything’

Carlos Vinicius, on loan from Benfica to PSV Eindhoven, considers that coach Roger Schmidt, designated as a possible successor to Nélson Veríssimo at Luz, “is on top in everything”. In an interview with the Eindhovens Dagblad newspaper, the Brazilian striker, even if he is not a regular starter for the Dutch team, considers that “I could hardly dream of a better coach.

“Roger Schmidt is the best in everything. Tactically, technically and also as a person, I could hardly wish for a better coach. He is extremely committed to his players and can read games well. Yes, PSV really have a coach at the top”, he begins by emphasizing.

Vinicius hasn’t started at PSV, where Schmidt is betting more on Israeli Eran Zahavi, an option the Benfica striker respects. “You have to be able to enjoy every minute of playing time. If I don’t, I can never get my best. In the remaining minutes, you must support the team. We are more than colleagues at PSV, especially the South American players. Some of us are almost always together, even off the pitch,” says the Brazilian.

However, PSV Eindhoven have already confirmed Roger Schmidt’s departure at the end of the season and have even named former international Ruud van Nistelrooy as his successor. “He is a special sportsman for me, a top footballer. I had him in my Playstation team. I had the opportunity to meet him last summer for the first time and I told him that I wanted to score as many goals as him.

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