Rui Vitória stressed the “determination” and “work of the team” in Benfica’s victory over AEK (3-2). Benfica were playing 45 minutes with 10 players and the coach of the incarnates admitted that this was a difficult setback.
Speech at half-time: “He said there was nothing to do now, in the sense that we already had one less player. He said we had to do a second part with determination and intelligence. Try to be a team that came forward despite the numerical inferiority. The AEK team also came in very strong, playing at home and with one player over. It was a victory of determination and work that my players had. It’s three very tasty spots. ”
Exit of Salvio: “It was fundamental to reinforce the axis of the defense and to have a line of four middle ones. It could be Salvio or another player. We were playing at least one … We ended up in the second half by paying the bill to play reduced to 10. ”
Problems in defense for Ajax game: “There is still some time left. But this is the life of the teams. Other players may have opportunities, but we will have to find solutions. ”