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Good luck with Schmidt. Let me know when you get tired of him.

Finally saw two Benfica games from start to finish:

Benfica 3-0 Nice
Benfica 5-1 Fulham

Everyone is going bonkers about the speed and intensity of this team. Myself I am worried about two things:

1. Physically speaking, I see no way a team can handle such a demand, pressing 90 mins of the game with no real intelligence, game after game, and at the same time having a relatively short squad. I predict lots of physical issues with the players, mid-season;
2. Tactically speaking, our defense is not very strong, neither we have a GK that knows how to handle the space in front of him. I predict opponent teams will quickly adapt to this and put long balls behind our defense like butter, on the counter attack. Specially on a Portuguese League where 80% of the teams play with 11 players behind the ball, losing time constantly and constantly waiting for the counter attack.

I am more apprehensive than anything at this point. This seems to me kind of a naive/romantic manager, that your regular football fan likes: lots of running after the ball, lots of nerve, but little brains.

PS: I understand this is not the correct topic for this, was just finishing the ongoing conversation. Will revert to the correct thread next time.
 
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Finally saw two Benfica games from start to finish:

Reading 0-2 Benfica
Benfica 3-0 Nice
Benfica 5-1 Fulham

Everyone is going bonkers about the speed and intensity of this team. Myself I am worried about two things:

1. Physically speaking, I see no way a team can handle such a demand, pressing 90 mins of the game with no real intelligence, game after game, and at the same time having a relatively short squad. I predict lots of physical issues with the players, mid-season;
2. Tactically speaking, our defense is not very strong, neither we have a GK that knows how to handle the space in front of him. I predict opponent teams will quickly adapt to this and put long balls behind our defense like butter, on the counter attack. Specially on a Portuguese League where 80% of the teams play with 11 players behind the ball, losing time constantly and constantly waiting for the counter attack.

I am more apprehensive than anything at this point. This seems to me kind of a naive/romantic manager, that your regular football fan likes: lots of running after the ball, lots of nerve, but little brains.

PS: I understand this is not the correct topic for this, was just finishing the ongoing conversation. Will revert to the correct thread next time.

Sounds like our pre season start last year. Hope it works out better for you.
 
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