After 3 league defeats in 4 games, this is the time for Benfica to show up. I'm confident we will.
Sure he is scared.Really? i'll go look at the paper again maybe I was wrong lol.
Edit: it did say in the last sentence : "Rain is expected today, tomorrow will be hot" - maybe I misunderstood it and he tried to have a little word game in refrence to the game then, no idea
And defently Hapoel goal will be to score first.. last game in the playoffs they didn't really tried to hold the ball and went on the counter.. but against you guys I think they will have more chances to pass it around so it'll be intresting to see.
Btw it seems like Hapoel coach Eli Gutman is planning to start with another defensive midfielder instead too.. from his approach it seems like he's gonna try close the gaps between his players and make it hard on you guys and playing a bit more defensive - defenetly not the style Hapoel usually plays.. I think it will work for your benefit if thats the case, cause like I said you can't defend the quick one-twos your fullbacks play and it will slice Hapoel defence.
The new expected lineup is changed.
I'm a bit dissapointed cause I was sure he'll stick to his gameplan no matter what like he did last year in the Europa league(they reached the last 32 finishing first in thier group ahead of Celtic and Hamburg) - but it looks like he's scared and wants to play it safe.
Correct, one win in four games, let's hope for a typical offensive Benfica game and an overall good display for the 3 teams :thumbsup:Actually Benfica is a bit under pressure right, this could also be favourable for Hapoel. Only one win in the league in four games, if Hapoel holds Benfica for the first 20 minutes the pressure could revert.