Thursday, September 12, 2019

Bruno Lage looks to Serbian amid injury woes

Benfica Blog
Benfica over the past couple of weeks have lost two offensive weapons that have been part of Bruno Lage's main squad on game days, Chiquinho and Carlos Vinicius are both currently on the clubs injured list with both players set to miss an extended period of time. Lage now looks set to turn to little used Serbian international Andrija Zivkovic to help fill some of the offensive void lost to injuries. Zivkovic who has not dressed for Benfica this season, was all but set to leave the club on loan as he looked for regular playing time elsewhere this summer but Lage was quick to put a halt to any move out by the Serb after Chiquinho suffered his injury.

Lage's attacking options were handed another blow last week when newly acquired striker Vinicius joined the clubs infirmary which also includes Gabriel and Gedson. The contexts in the world of soccer can change over night and a non used Zivkovic now looks set to be a utilized player going forward for Benfica when they release their game day squads as an option of attack. Benfica's schedule will include a flurry of games over the next little while with the Champions League ready to commence and Zivkovic will get his chance to show Benfica or any other clubs that may have their eye on the 23 year old that he has the skill and talent to play on a regularly basis, time will tell if he is up to the task at hand.

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