Benfica’s coach, Roger Schmidt, was very pleased with the result achieved by the eagles in Belgium, but recalled that the tie has not yet been decided. “Half the work is done,” he recalled.
“It’s a good first step, but it was only the first half of the tie and we’re at half-time. We believe in our abilities, but we suffered a little at the start of the match due to pressure from Club Brugge and we had quality defending in the most dangerous area”, analyzed the German coach, before commenting on the opportunities missed by the eagles in the first 45 minutes.
“We showed offensive quality, we could have scored much earlier, but we ended up doing it, with a penalty, opening the second half and it was very important to score the second goal”, he stressed, before revealing a bit of the conversation he had with the players. to the break.
“I told them that we could do even better and that the Champions matches are the most important in the players’ careers. We were brave, pressing and we had several opportunities”, he explained, before being asked if he dreams of being Portuguese and European champion.
“There is still a long way to go. Let’s think about this step by step, now we just want to recover physically to confirm this qualification within three weeks in our stadium. Of course we can be Portuguese champions, but there are still many games to go”, he said.