He said, "Bernardo was impatient to leave. He didn't want to wait."
In response, Bernardo declared: "He is a coach for whom I have a lot of respect and affection, but what he says does not correspond to reality, there is a machine to discredit those who are reaching the top.
"First they call me ungrateful and then impatient. I'm waiting for the next thing."
Bernardo was referring to the words of Jorge Jesús who called him "ungrateful" for criticising the president of Benfica, Luis Felipe Vieira in a recent statement.