Brazilian midfielder reencountered the former Flamengo coach, in the particular between Benfica and Marseille, in Luz
Gerson, a former Flamengo player who moved to Marseille in this transfer market, spoke of the importance that Jorge Jesus had in his career, when the Portuguese coach – who now coaches Benfica – moved into Brazilian football.
“He was the one who gave me back the happiness of playing football, gave me the opportunity to play football again. He was the one who rescued me. I can only thank him and all the staff. I made great friends there. I root for him. Wherever he is, I hope that everything works out,” he began by saying, in statements to BTV, after the draw (1-1) between the two teams, at Estádio da Luz.
High pressure from the Benfica team
“We already knew. Me knowing him [Jorge Jesus], I know you like to go under pressure. We managed to get out a few times. It was a very important training game,” he finished.