Wolverhampton Wanderers manager Bruno Lage today had a word with the Portuguese media, with Sport TV asking him a couple of questions about Benfica.
It turns out that the former Eagles’ boss wasn’t very comfortable with the chat, explaining he doesn’t really like commenting on a club at which he doesn’t work any longer.
“When I left Benfica I didn’t talk about Benfica,” Bruno Lage told Sport TV (via O Jogo).
“While I was Benfica’s coach I answered everything about Benfica, while other coaches who had left talked about Benfica. Not me. I’m Wolves’ coach, I answer about Wolves.”
The Portuguese media now points out that by saying that, Lage leaves a ‘peck’ to the former Benfica managers who continued speaking to the media while he was in charge.
Still, Lage was asked if he’s supporting Benfica in the Champions League. He claims he’ll back them not only because they’re his former club, but also because Portuguese football needs better campaigns in European competitions.
“Clearly. Both for Benfica and for the other teams. Our football needs this, this dimension. We have players reaching fantastic heights, our team achieving fantastic results, coaches who go everywhere and have fantastic results. Our country has to stop and think about it. We can have even better football if we all look at what is fundamental, which is what happens within the four lines.”
The Eagles have a chance of qualifying for the knock-out stage tomorrow night, and that will happen if they beat Dynamo Kyiv and Barcelona lose to Bayern Munich.
Meanwhile, Lage is back in action with Wolves in a Premier League clash against Manchester City on Saturday.