Bernardo Silva is being the subject of the world among the universe of Benfica. Manchester City’s Portuguese international issued a statement, on Monday, in which he asked for a change in the incarnated presidency which, it should be mentioned, goes to votes on Wednesday, tomorrow. Despite thanking Luís Filipe Vieira “for rebuilding Benfica”, Bernardo Silva also pointed the finger at the “lack of transparency and respect for the partners” and went further to condemn “the schemes, the lies, attempts to approve illegal takeover ( fortunately failed) that would be a shame, a clear assault on the club’s coffers for the benefit of individuals “.
Bernardo Silva’s position quickly started to make a lot of ink run in the sports press and the reaction Luís Filipe Vieira was not long in coming.
THE current president of eagles and also a candidate read the statement of the player trained in Seixal and did not like it. In interview with Rádio Renascença, Vieira did not hide being hurt by Bernardo Silva, but believes that it was not the Portuguese international who wrote the content of the statement.
“He was certainly not the one who wrote that text. It is unthinkable. Someone used him and he was available to do that. I will continue to supportsit wherever it is because it is benfiquista. Now, there is one thing: he doesn’t know what Benfica’s reality is now, if he hadn’t written what he wrote because it’s quite unfair and I’m very hurt ”, Vieira started to regret, only to recall a meeting he had with 26-year-old player last Sunday.
“One day we will meet. I don’t know what made him change his mind. When he said goodbye to me at the hotel Tivoli he gave me a hug and thanked me for everything I had done for him. But that one day later we will meet again, because since he left I have met him ten times, and we will certainly talk about this. I will keep this article for him to explain to me personally why he wrote that and if he really thinks that of me “, said the president of eagles.
Message to Benfiquistas pic.twitter.com/z8FUxkLQB5
– Bernardo Silva (@BernardoCSilva) October 26, 2020
Noronha Lopes applauded
Bernardo Silva’s words, transmitted through social networks, gained dimension on those same platforms and João Noronha Lopes, candidate for the incarnate elections, applauded Bernardo Silva’s attitude.
“Great Bernardo. To Benfica. Champion on and off the field. It’s time to change this. Glória é Agora”, wrote Noronha Lopes on the social network Twitter.
Jorge Jesus calls him ungrateful
Hours later, it was Jorge Jesus’ turn to speak on the subject of the … moment. After Benfica’s triumph over Belenenses SAD (2-0), in a game that ended the 5th round of the I Liga, the coach of the eagles was asked about the content of Bernardo Silva’s statement and ended up revealing the reasons that led the now Manchester City player to leave Benfica. Jorge Jesus even considers that Bernardo Silva is being “ungrateful”.
“For many years, I never wanted to talk much about the Bernardo Silva issue. He also messed with me from the point of view of coach and player. With me, everything is fine, now, with the club president who helped him to grow, where he gives great qualities to young people that allows them to go out to better clubs, it is very ungrateful. There are many defects, but the worst that can be done is to be ungrateful “, JJ started saying at a press conference, continuing.
“I was a coach at Benfica and I got Bernardo to the main team. Bernardo comes up to me and asks me what ideas I had about him. He asked me if I was going to play. I replied: ‘If you play? [Gaitán] and you play? Get out Salvio and you play? No, what do you want me to do? ‘ “I ask you to let me out, I have a contract 20 times bigger in Monaco and I want to help my family.” “Then talk to the president.” If he is listening to me … This is the truth of Bernardo leaving Benfica. It wasn’t because he was left-back. The left-back has already Everton in training, to learn how to defend. He was ungrateful to the president of Benfica. I didn’t know how to compensate what Benfica and the president did for him “, criticized Jorge Jesus.
With the elections scheduled for tomorrow, Luís Filipe Vieira faces three opponents in yet another election. João Noronha Lopes (list B), Luís Miguel David (list C) and Rui Gomes da Silva (list D) will have to overcome the lasting status of Luís Filipe Ferreira Vieira (list A), who came to power on 31 October 2003, with 90.47% of the votes, succeeding Manuel Vilarinho.
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