A BOLA – Praise and complicity: Grimaldo’s locker room (Benfica)

Grimaldo was involved in the last two goals of the victory against Marítimo (3-0) and the third he offered to Neres with a back-heel pass. The Spanish left-back is having a great season and already has five goals and 11 assists. The performance and the way he shows off make not only the fans enthusiastic, but also Grimaldo’s teammates who, even if it was in a joking way, made clear the admiration they have for him.

To a publication by the Spaniard on social networks about the importance of the team’s victory in Funchal, Gonçalo Ramos replied “Father Christmas”, referring to Grimaldo’s assists as if they were gifts. “Next week I’ll give it to you,” replied the Spaniard. «You play a lot», added Fredrik Aursnes; “Thank you for the assistance! he told me about it», João Mário got involved.

In another publication in which Grimaldo praises David Neres, the Brazilian winger’s response was not long in coming: “The best in the position.” And Chiquinho couldn’t resist also making a comment on this post. «Como lo haces?», asked the Portuguese midfielder, who quickly received a response from the Spaniard: «I learned from ti zizou.»

As a joke, but the truth is that this stream of Benfica players on social media is also a good example of the good atmosphere that seems to exist in the locker room. And it also reflects Grimaldo’s weight. The 27-year-old Spanish winger ends his contract with Benfica next summer and still does not have an agreement to renew. The mismatch between what the player wants to receive and what Benfica admits to paying even made it seem that the defender’s continuity would be impossible, but, as our newspaper reported, player and club have already approached and in the coming weeks SAD incarnate will intensify contacts to ensure that Grimaldo continues. Even because this is also a wish, already assumed, of the coach of the eagles, Roger Schmidt.

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