Benfica president Rui Costa has criticized Argentine midfielder Enzo Fernandez, who joined Chelsea in the winter transfer window.
— Enzo Fernandez had no desire to stay at Benfica. He left us no chance. I tried my best to hold him back. I am sad, but I am not going to mourn the loss of a player who did not want to defend the colors of Benfica. When Chelsea made their offer, it was almost impossible to convince him.
On the final day of the transfer window, we reached an agreement to sell Enzo to Chelsea in the summer, but he did not want to stay. At that moment I said: "He can't play for Benfica anymore, no chance." I don't miss the players who don't want to wear our shirt.
I was hoping that Enzo would want to fight for the championship. When I realized he didn't have that desire, I didn't want him to wear the Benfica shirt again," said Rui Costa.
We will remind that on the last day of the transfer window, Enzo Fernandez moved to Chelsea for a record 130.5 million euros.