"Benfica haven't been in a European final for a long time, so it will truly be beautiful to win this competition and bring joy to the people who are always with us, in good and bad," he told UEFA.com.
"So hopefully we can reach the final and win this trophy. We've played a lot of games and gained a lot of experience in the Europa League and Champions League.
"We have to approach this match calmly and play our own game, because we have many great players. We've always done well in terms of playing our own game and we have to try to score goals."
Chelsea host Basel in the second semi-final.