The Argentine also revealed in which positions he can play in the Hernán Crespo scheme, which adopts the formation with three defenders, five players in the midfield line and two more attackers.
O Sao Paulo presented on the afternoon of this Wednesday, 7, the midfielder Martin Benitez, the sixth reinforcement for the 2021 season – besides him, Bruno Rodrigues, Éder, William, Orejuela and Miranda were also hired this year. The shipowner arrives on loan from the Independent, from Argentina, valid until the end of the year, with the possibility of purchase at the end of this period. In a press conference, the Argentine extolled the history of Tricolor and stated that he considers the opportunity received by the São Paulo club as the great “chance” in his career.
“I want to thank God first for this opportunity, a very beautiful opportunity for my career. I don’t need to talk about the greatness of São Paulo, it’s a very big club worldwide. In Argentina it is very well known, in the world, so the motivation was very great. It is a team that has won many titles, a club that is growing fast. This year we will have Libertadores, Paulista, Brasileiro, Copa do Brasil, it was also a motivation for me, but mainly the shield. The shield was the main motivation for coming here ”, said Benítez, 26, who defended the Basque last season.
At Gigante da Colina, the midfielder showed talent, but suffered from injuries and failed to have a great sequence of matches. Now, he says he hopes to get rid of the bruises to show his full potential in São Paulo. “First of all, when the player enters the field, we who work with the physique, with the body, want to be away from the injury. If you can be better and avoid all these injuries… And nowadays technology helps, with that we will try to lower the level of injuries. The commission knows me, knows how to work like this, I think it will be of great help. My desire is to be 100% always, not to hurt myself. I will try to win my place, respecting my teammates, the fans and this shield that is very big ”, he pointed out.
At Tricolor, Benítez will work with his compatriot Hernan Crespo, which adopts the formation with three defenders, five players in the midfield line and two more attackers. According to the Argentine, he can play in two or three positions in the coach’s scheme. “In reality, my main characteristic is to make the team play, to set up the plays so that the attackers have more facility to score goals. When it comes to defending, being an extra defender, because that’s what our coach asks for. I can play in the middle, in the more advanced middle or a “midfielder”, a midfielder who plays close to nine. In the idea of the game that Crespo has, I think I can do two or three positions calmly. On a daily basis, we are improving to try to find the best position and the best option for the coach ”, he commented.