The captains of Benfica, Otamendi and João Mário, spoke to the thousands of supporters of the reds at Marquês de Pombal. Captain, at the end of the contract, he was entitled to a special request.
The Argentine defender was the first to take the floor: “I want to thank everyone, it was the title I most wanted since I arrived at Benfica, and all together we managed to win the 38th, which was the desire of all of us and of all of you”, he said.
Otamendi added: “This environment is unique and inexplicable and we are beyond grateful for your support.”
The captain’s speech ended up being interrupted by the requests of the supporters: “Stay, stay, stay…”. It should be remembered that Otamendi is at the end of his contract with the Luz team. Player did not answer, but smiled. Doubts remain about the permanence of the Argentine international.
After Otamendi, sub-captain João Mário spoke: “I want to thank you for your support, the strength that Benfica has is really incredible. This 38 is special, let’s enjoy it and next year there will be more, God willing”.
Benfica defeated Santa Clara, by 3-0, and won the 38th title of national champion.
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