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Rui Costa: Still in time to be our maestro?



Rui Costa will be presented today in a press conference which is said to be at 20:30.

At the age of 34, is he still in condition to be our so long awaited nr 10, or will he be a flop not being able to comply physically to the demands of the CL, superliga and cup?

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i think he's still in time yes.

we have good DMs, good defenders, an overall quite young team, so we dont need rui to focus on ball recovery.

what we need from rui is creativity, quality of pass and professionalism and leadership, and he has all that.

what we miss the most is a player to "think" the game and make that transition defense -attack work, and i cant think of many players who do it as well as he does.

in the meantime we should be looking for a player who can replace him in the future and learn from his experience....maybe that aussie kid we transfered this season?

"there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in"

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in the meantime we should be looking for a player who can replace him in the future and learn from his experience....
I hope that his presence can help any replacement, because they've only signed dunces since he left.

“Despite popular belief, golf is not a waste of time.”
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One more reason to follow Benfica next season

wish him best of luck, he deserves to end his career in style - as great players do, a creative and experienced player such as Rui can lead this team to the title next season
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Ehhhhhhhh great news Rui Costa will be great and hopefully this results in Benfica winning it all.
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Rui Costa joins Benfica Thursday 25 May, 2006

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Benfica have signed Manuel Rui Costa after he rescinded his contract with Milan, a Portuguese club official has revealed.

The European giants were expected to net the midfielder who has grown increasingly tired of his bench role at the San Siro.

Rui Costa flew into Lisbon last night and will be officially unveiled to the media at a Press conference this evening.

It’s understood that the former Fiorentina great, who quit international football after Euro 2004, has signed a one-year deal with an option for a second.

The 34-year-old spent three years with Benfica in the early part of his career before moving to Florence in 1994.

"I feel happy with the possibility of returning, an ambition I have had for 12 years,” Rui Costa has said.

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Thank you Rui for the Nr. 6. A real gentleman and classy professional.
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thank u everyone


im listening to his presentation, and u would like to know that his 1st words were to thank italy, fiorentina and milan for the 12 years he played there, and in particular to milan 's board for understanding his wish and "releasing" him and allowing him to finish his career with us


btw...rui has signed his contract without knowing how much he would earn....damn rui

"there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in"

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Rui as humble as he always is.

Inacio, if you got time. Can you post what Rui said in the presentation.

Thanks.

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Even though im really sad he is leaving Seria A, but i understand. Its time he goes back to him home after 12 years.

Forza Rui, leading by example and also a role model to alot of ppl be it in football or life.

Im really proud & honoured to have him played for Fiorentina.

I better stop now before i tears..

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tell me about it man with rui, one has to control the emotions and it isnt easy! lol


i dont have the interview written yet, but once i do, ill post it

"there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in"

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Only Eusebio is ahead of Rui...he is much more than a great football player...much more realy....much more.... :smileani:
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Hey guys, congratz on getting back your legend....Rui's still class...a true professional and I'm happy for him even though I hate to see him leaving... but that's the best solution for him and I respect his decision to end his career where he started

Forza Rui
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thats special :thmbup:



I’ve translated a few lines of Rui’s interview tonight, taken from our official site (which is not complete in our site) :


"Both Fiorentina and Milan were amazing with me. I have to thank Milan in particular for letting me comeback home, to Mr Galliani for understanding that this was my dream”

Rui added that he felt both nervous, emotional and happy “I’m here with an open heart, because I always felt this was my home”

“Even though money is important, there are priorities in life and my return to Benfica was the main one”

«I had to pay this debt to Benfica, since this club gave me a love from the size of the world”


«The wages issue was never an issue. I just couldnt return because the transfer fees were higher than one might think of “

Rui confirmed what Benfica’s President had previously said, by stating that he signed a contract without knowing how much he would be earning “ I’m not better than the others, I simply wanted very bad to comeback and money wasn’t the key issue”


«I would never step in as a saviour, and neither without feeling fit and able. I know this club only thinks about winning and therefore I promise to Benfica fans that i will give it all to help this club win titles”
«And i feel capable of doing it, i didnt come to sunbathe”


Turning to fernando santos «Provided the coach picks me , i will step into the pitch to help this team win it all”
To which the coach nodded and smiled

«It might be “safer” not to risk this comeback, but this is not just a passionate decision. This is a choice from a professional who feels able to be effective and to feel the club he loves”

Then people asked him: “ will u be the n10?”, to which Rui replied smiling ( and giggling) :” the number of the jersey is not a priority. I just want to be given a jersey”

"there is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in"

"rocks on my path? i keep them all , one day i'll build a castle"
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Time to purchase my Rui Costa jersey

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I'm really excited to see if Rui can teach some of the young guns a thing or two Especially his supposed successor in Moutinho. They had to get this right, because they really ****ed shit up with Santos so now they had to make us happy. I wonder if this was Viera's surprised :dielaugh:

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Thank you so much for taking your precious time and type the interview, deeply aprreciate it.

After 1 summer holiday in his home country, i expect he pack his ass back to florence.

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That's what I've been saying for months. CL is a waste of time.
:thmbup:

The embarrastment continues....
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