Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Benfica's new jewel in the backfield

Benfica Blog
Benfica may have just uncovered their latest Seixal gem with the addition of 18 year old center back Antonio Silva to the main squad thanks to a serious of injuries suffered to the back line. Silva who started the season as the club's sixth option in the back field has now become a regular inclusion of Roger Schmidt's starting XI and has not looked out of place along side club captain Nico Otamendi over the past four games.

Silva's play has not gone unnoticed by the clubs hierarchy, earning the player a recent extension on his contract until the summer of 2027. Silva has spent the past eight seasons with Benfica and was a member of last years championship winning UEFA Youth League squad. Manager Roger Schmidt will have some tough decisions to make when Lucas Verissimo, Morato and Joao Victor become healthy options once again but until then we call all enjoy the youngsters play.

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