we are still missing the 3 players we were missing before the season started: the winger, the left back and the creative midfielder
so if rui vitoria, or anyone else is to do something this season, luis filipe vieira has to give him the basics
so far im glad with what i have seen from the newbies nelson semedo, vitor andrade, and gonçalo guedes
lisandro lopez is set, we had him in the bench last year but hes clearly ready , luisão is still important but he obviously cant run ( never did) , he's all about positioning, so lisandro cant move forward so much, thats not his role
eliseu is driving me nuts, he's playing terribly terribly
gaitan is starting well the season, samaris looks shaky and pizzi was really bad yesterday. talisca wasnt much better. is fejsa injured?
jonas missed a couple goals, but hs the man, mitroglou hasnt gelled in yet but one can see he has what it takes ( and what a head he has), jimenez....couldnt expect better from him as he entered and scored and what a wonderful header (from an amazing assist from gaitan)
julio cesar is currently a god in our net
the coach needs as i said , and really needs, those men for those positions,LFV cant get cheap on it, otherwise we can say goodbye to all competitions this season. rui vitoria is playing a bunch of newbies who are clearly talented and i greet him for that, but one cant make omeletes without eggs, we need experience in there aswell, and competition, a couple players there are feeling too comfy ( eliseu, pizzi...)
as for the game....once more we didnt enter well, although always played better than moreirense, and clearly dominated the game, in their 1st and only goal situation they scored the 0-1 and then did the same as arouca last week, started falling down like rotten apples aaaaall game long
this time though big up for the ref, that unlike last week, had a much more professional approach and didnt let them bitch him up
jimenez header and samaris shot ( stunning) didnt come out of nowhere, we were pressing HARD to get those goals , and rui took a huge risk in taking out a defender and letting in a 3rd forward, but im glad he had the balls to do it, otherwise we would never have scored the way things were
losing 0-1 or 0-2 would have been the same, so good call
moreirense then scores a clearly offside goal , although its not the refs fault really, as his assistant in a perfect position told him it was legal .....
and then benfica scored back, in a very deserved goal from jonas, and put justice in the result
3-2, suffered a lot watching it, but its positive to see how the team reacted , never giving up, its the way to go
we have of coz a lot of things to work there, a LOT.....the team needs to gel, we need to start much stronger and of course the players neeed to learn to work with one another, the combinations are still lacking, but they will be there
it takes time, even if time is not on our side
LFV, we need those men , and we need gaitan to stay
"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"