sexta-feira, março 14, 2014
Tottenham - 1 - SL Benfica - 3
Que grande vitória, que demonstração de querer e classe dos jogadores do Benfica. Mais uma jornada gloriosa que ficará gravada na memória dos adeptos. Agora há que relembrar que nada está ganho, há um jogo importantíssimo já na segunda-feira na Madeira. Passo a passo, sem euforias pois na memória está o que se passou na época passada.
Deixo aqui alguns excertos que retirei do «The Guardian» sobre o jogo de ontem. É sempre bom ver o que pensam do Benfica fora de portas, pois cá dentro há sempre uma tendência para menosprezar o tem sido feito este ano:
«Benfica were too streetwise for their hosts. They were smartly organised when out of possession, forever keeping the Premier League team at arm's length, then cut swathes on the counterattack. Given their quality in open play there was an irony that two of their goals came from set pieces, and therein lay proper cause for Sherwood's frustration. (...)
Benfica's class was not a surprise. This was a 19th win in 21 unbeaten games stretching back to Bonfire Night, the team carrying all before them domestically and expecting to prevail in every outing at present. "They were better than us, weren't they," said Sherwood. "It's a blow. I've no problem with the attitude or desire. That's what I'd questioned, and what I'd asked for. It's just we have to hold our hands up and say they're a class above." Even so, there was an ease to Luisão's amble away from Younès Kaboul to meet Amorim's corner just before the hour-mark. The Brazilian man-mountain should never go ignored at a set piece.»