Writing with Lusa
Statements by Pulpis, Benfica coach, after their triumph over Marítimo, 3-2, in the semi-finals of the Portuguese Futsal Cup, at the Pavilhão Multiusos de Sines.
Analyze: “We expected a game, but our first half was horrible. It’s too serious for us to be warned by what happened yesterday. But that was much better on our part. first part.”
Management? “Managing the team was ours. We wanted to close the game as much as possible, but in the end they can be the possible, the goal and not wait a little longer in safety, it’s also not worth it second sooner. [do Marítimo] result of some decompression, it was 3-1, it was won, but in futsal you can never decompress. But yes, in the part we played at a very high level, making Mondays to score.”
Final, against Sporting: “In the final we have a very different level of playing, of course yesterday [quarta-feira] is today. If we play like the last two games, we have no chance of beating Sporting. But I am convinced that my team will give another image. There is a resource ahead of him, a derbi, for which he doesn’t need any motivation. I am sure that our fans will be able to see another Benfica, similar to the one that was in “Champions” and with the one that played the last derby in Luz. If we are at that level, we have every possibility to take home the Portuguese Cup.”