The coach of Estrela da Amadora considers that his team did not deserve to suffer such a heavy defeat (0-4) against Benfica.
“It’s a heavy, exaggerated result. Benfica’s victory is fair, of course, but my players deserved another result,” said Rui Santos, this Tuesday, at the press conference analyzing the game of the Round of 16 of the Portuguese Cup. Portugal.
Estrela is “a team with great ambition”, so Rui Santos was not satisfied with the result: “I am not satisfied. Whoever loses 4-0 cannot be satisfied. We had a good first half. We had three chances to score. The result at half-time, with a goal from Benfica in the 42nd minute, was unfair. ”
“The second half starts with another goal from Benfica and that breaks any team. We still managed to recover, we did a goal unfortunately canceled by 46 centimeters, and that was the emotional click. Then, we had ten minutes of emotional loss and Benfica was very effective, by making two more goals “, he assumed.
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Despite the defeat, “it was an excellent experience to play against a team as strong as Benfica”. Rui Santos draws an immediate conclusion. “Against these teams, we cannot facilitate. Any goal opportunity can be realized. We have to be even more rigorous”, admitted the coach of the amateur formation.
Estrela da Amadora leads his series of the Portuguese Championship and aims to reach the professional championships. Rui Santos prefers, for now, not to set goals beyond the rise to the II League:
“We are in a phase of recovery, of the club’s revival, the team was assembled in August, some players only arrived in September. We still have a lot to grow, but we are on the right track and I believe we will reach the professional championships.”
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