January 06, according to the latest report by Portuguese media reporter Rafael Soares
, tonight’s game against Portimao, Benfica midfielder, Argentina international Enzo Fernandez will definitely not be included in the starting list, and he will not even be included in the squad for the game.
According to the information gathered, Roger Schmidt tends to protect the midfielder, and it is very likely that Benfica will make some negative moves towards Enzo at home.
The player previously celebrated New Year’s Eve in Argentina and missed two training sessions on Monday.
Previously, Enzo did not want to participate in the game against Braga, and Enzo even directly stated to Roger Schmidt that he intended to leave in January for Chelsea.
Now, all of these factors could play into how Benfica’s "hell" home will welcome the midfielder.
So it’s not just a discipline issue.
While Schmidt has been unhappy with his player’s recent attitude, what he wants most from now on is to look forward and get the best out of him, who has been one of Benfica’s most influential players this season.