Jorge Jesus must overcome a hard challenge and face Rangers despite many of their key players being out injured.
Andre Almeida, Pedrinho, Jean-Clair Todibo, and Nuno Tavares are all out injured. Benfica has to faceRangers
ahead of the next Europa League match and they are without some key players.Otamendi
also is out because of suspension.
Jorge Jesus, Benfica’s coach however backed his team to get a result against an on-form Scottish side despite many players ruled out.Benfica
had to bring five of their youngsters to have a full squad.
“Yes I’m always confident. Sometimes some players that we think will not be first options end up doing well when given a chance.
“Good things come from bad situations.
“I was accustomed from early in this pandemic in Brazil. I had to work with infected players and I started to know this reality.
“It is a situation that can be very complicated for many teams. You don’t know where the virus is and travel is a danger.
“We worked all week thinking about the Rangers game. We have eight players out – but when the options are less, it’s easier to work with what you have.
“But that’s not what I wanted. I wanted to have difficulties, to have doubts about who to play if I had everyone thinking about who was going to start the game.”