Benfica manager Jorge Jesus will not let the hoodoo of a 51-year European trophy drought distract his players from beating Chelsea to Europa League glory tomorrow night.
– Jorge Jesus speaking to UEFA.com
I know that Benfica's great moment in sporting history was in the 1960s. I was born in 1954, but I know the history of the club because I have read about it and it is illustrated in photos at the training ground.
Winning the Europa League would be a very important moment in the club's history, and for the players and staff.
Getting to the final is a great achievement in itself but coming away victorious would be even greater.
Benfica are always under pressure when they play and we know that in every competition we take part in, the aim is to get to the final and win.