Despite the proximity of the European clash against Rangers, Carlos Carvalhal guarantees that his group is only thinking about tomorrow’s match at home against Benfica in the 28th round, an equally demanding challenge. It is after a stoppage that the coach considers beneficial for his group.
“We don’t have a very big squad and a lot of players aren’t used to playing on Thursdays and Sundays. Therefore, they suffer more than others. We came out of the Europa League well, we continued with Portimonense and normally it would be positive to continue playing, but the reality is that we managed to recover one or the other player and also the energies of the ‘team. We expect a very difficult match and we expect everything to win, always with a lot of respect for Benfica, which is a great team, which has improved in the championship and which is having an excellent Champions League. We are playing at home and you have to go to Braga for a night, with every player doing their best and contributing to the team. If these young people were applauded by the public for any mistake they made, and with the support of our fans, we would be closer to the goal of winning,” said Carvalhal.
Darwin is doubtful at Benfica, but the SC Braga coach says he is ready for any situation. “He hasn’t played, he has traveled and it will always be a decision of the coach and the player, but we are prepared for the different scenarios. We have studied Benfica well, there are three players with a question mark but the dynamics don’t change. What changes are the characteristics of the players, but we will be ready for anything,” he said.