On Saturday, September 16 at 7 pm Benfica men’s basketball team The team will score its first official basket in the 2023/24 season, facing Immortal in the Supertaça, a cup that will be held at the Pavilhão Multiusos de Odivelas stadium. Coach Norberto Alves asks the players to “balance,” leaving a clear conviction that the team is “performing well.”
The competitor introduces new translators, including the coach (Bernardo Pires) and the players, which makes the team’s task difficult in theory. redThis is confirmed by Norberto Alves, They must be able to do their part.
“We will present our players to the opposing team, who will initially defend their players. We anticipate what they will do defensively and offensively, and we will have an individual presentation of the players and then more group training, of the actions they will do.” The opponent may take, and it is important to understand what we will have to do on our part. The winner is the team that manages to impose its rhythm in the game and score points at different moments of the game. We want to be balanced and try to make sure that our opponent does not get easy points and does not gain confidence. The fact that almost everyone in the squad stays is an advantage for us, but no one wins games on paper.”
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“The eternal team has changed a lot, both as coach and players. Two foreign athletes have already played in the Portuguese League, and we can get information about them easily. In others [jogadores estrangeiros] “We have to do individual detection,” Norberto Alves said.
The preparation period was intense and conditional for the FIBA World Championship, where Benfica was represented by three athletes: Betinho Gomez, Ivan Almeida (Cape Verde) and Eduardo Francisco (Angola)..
“We had all the players in the team just this week, including the three athletes who came from the World Cup. Aaron Broussard also had a slight injury and was able to train normally. It was a week where we went to training. Stiffer things in the past. The team hasn’t changed much, which is an advantage for us. At this moment in the season we are fine. “We have the Super Cup and then the Champions League and it will be important to be at a time when the team can do very positive things on the pitch.”
Norberto Alves has confidence in the physical abilities of his players, which is reinforced by the conditions provided by the club.
“We have great conditions when it comes to evaluating players’ effortsWith GPS assisted physiologist and fitness coach who help us prepare for training. This preparatory period has very specific characteristics regarding merchandise management. I think the team is in good shape. It’s not ideal, but that’s normal at this point.“
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The red coach leaves the fans with an appeal: to contribute with his inexhaustible energy. “The key word for winning games is often energy, and what comes from our fans, from the stands, has been crucial to the success of recent years. We rely on this energy, enthusiasm and passion that comes from the outside to the players and infects them. I hope that the team will also play an interesting, dynamic and modern match, conveying the good feelings and feelings of the beginning of the season“, concluded Norberto Alves.
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