In the antechamber of a new duel with Rangers for the Europa League, Pizzi outlines Benfica’s goals in European competitions. With Jorge Jesus at the controls, the medium believes the eagle has everything to fly high again.
«I already have many years of Benfica. Over the years the company has evolved, both in structure and content, on and off the pitch. We have a very solid team and a highly experienced coach who is highly appreciated at European and world level, which also allows us to have a good team and excellent players ”, underlines Pizzi, speaking to the UEFA Europa League magazine.
“Benfica have done interesting things in Europe, but we are aware that we could do even better things, thanks to our quality as a team and the size of the club,” acknowledges the 31-year-old.
For this, he stresses, it must be consistent. “We face teams with other experience and background in these competitions, we need more consistency to achieve victories and, little by little, we will grow in this competition”, he stresses.
The reinforcements, says Pizzi, “came to help and everyone joined us”.
“We are ready to do beautiful things in Europe and that is why we will fight,” says number 21 of the incarnate.
On a personal level, the balance is largely positive: “Things have been going well lately in this respect, I was lucky enough to score some goals and help the team to get some victories. It is also due to the maturity that I am acquiring, I am closer to the situations of finalization. I always try to use all the moves to assist or score a goal. “