There was him, the late, rejuvenated winner in Lisbon. But this time he did not score Cristiano Ronaldo. Portugals Superstar was served accordingly when the final whistle sealed a little later Serbias World Cup qualifier — while the Portuguese must be through the play-offs.
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The over bound dissatisfaction of the aging exceptional rope was still felt on the lawn also his coach Fernando Santos, who was blaming at the subsequent press conference.
Santos supposed specification is not visible
Actually, we should play with our feet, but it is true that this team lacks the personality, the European Champion coach admitted from 2016. We played too careful and thats my fault. In view of the great quality in the Portuguese squad, Santos approach repeatedly surprised, who does not really coincide with the statements of the 67-year-old ( we think, not to defend ).
His captain and Tolerant, who was for the first time in this World Cup qualification without a shot to the gate, reported a little later on Instagram — and were confident: The football has often shown us that its the stony paths that are the rocky ways lead us to the desired goal, says Cristiano Ronaldo, this defeat was hard, but not hard enough to break us. There are no excuses. Portugal goes to Qatar.