Portugal exit Euro 2020 after a 1-0 defeat against Belgium in the Round of 16.

PortuGOAL’s Matthew Marshall and Tom Kundert chat about the match and what the Seleção can be positive about as they switch their attention to the 2022 World Cup. 

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Related: Portugal out of Euro 2020 - Belgium 1-0 Portugal match report 

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The question now moving forward should be whether we have to fight our way through a playoff to reach the World Cup. Will we squeak by as one of the best second place teams, assuming we finish second to Serbia? Does Ronaldo save us again with a...

The question now moving forward should be whether we have to fight our way through a playoff to reach the World Cup. Will we squeak by as one of the best second place teams, assuming we finish second to Serbia? Does Ronaldo save us again with a hatrick in the second leg against Sweden? What "group of death" will we face in the World Cup?

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Anyone expecting Santos to be sacked prior to the WC, don’t hold your breath…. Qualifiers will resume in about two months, no time to break in a new manager or even new blood…. If we’re lucky maybe Santos tries a new strategy and puts some of his...

Anyone expecting Santos to be sacked prior to the WC, don’t hold your breath…. Qualifiers will resume in about two months, no time to break in a new manager or even new blood…. If we’re lucky maybe Santos tries a new strategy and puts some of his players to better use, like Fernandes and Bernardo for example….

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bruno is way over rated i think he thinks hes on ronaldo status never tracks back gives up and falls over like a baby its embarrassing for thr nation he does it at Manchester too,but he manges a few goals there atleast...

we have so much better...

bruno is way over rated i think he thinks hes on ronaldo status never tracks back gives up and falls over like a baby its embarrassing for thr nation he does it at Manchester too,but he manges a few goals there atleast...

we have so much better players we dont need to call him up, bernardo should be played on the right position and he will be fine...

but we need real left winger rapha perhaps a dna real right winger to cross the ball in,go back to basics crossing to ronaldo and silva in the middle

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Thomas, I hear your frustrations, but I disagree on Bruno F. He is not some schmuck on Man U, he is easily the best player there (which is not the best squad, but does include Pogba).

Bruno was quality when he played in Italy, and he was the...

Thomas, I hear your frustrations, but I disagree on Bruno F. He is not some schmuck on Man U, he is easily the best player there (which is not the best squad, but does include Pogba).

Bruno was quality when he played in Italy, and he was the best player in the Liga when he was at Sporting, and this is coming from a Porto fan (I consider Alex Telles a close 2nd during that same period, another now- Man U player).

The fact is, Bruno has been a massive failure for the Seleccao, 100% in agreement. That may be down to Santos and his use of Bruno in wrong positions. I think Bruno can get there, but there need to be some changes in tactics.

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Thanks for defending Fernando Santos, I still feel like he is the right man for job, these tournaments are very unpredictable and after the Germany game he responded very well and made adjustments. He's an old man that can still learn. He keeps a...

Thanks for defending Fernando Santos, I still feel like he is the right man for job, these tournaments are very unpredictable and after the Germany game he responded very well and made adjustments. He's an old man that can still learn. He keeps a flexible team that can defend when they need to and attack when they need to and he isn't afraid to drop players that aren't performing, sadly again some players disappointed us in coming in bad form, like some of them twice in a row now. He should continue building with the same core of players and improve the team chemistry because lately they've been looking like a team of individuals.

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Good podcast. The key for a small country like Portugal who may not have as much depth as the big countries is players in form. Many of our major disappointments in tournaments rise from having in form players, remember WC 2002, 2010, 2014 with...

Good podcast. The key for a small country like Portugal who may not have as much depth as the big countries is players in form. Many of our major disappointments in tournaments rise from having in form players, remember WC 2002, 2010, 2014 with out of form players? What about Euro 2012 a modest team did well due to a cohesion and in form modest players. I think 2016 will show we had in form players, and I don't think the 2020 team is better than the 2016 team.

- Euro 2016 in general the players were in form with a couple exceptions that got dropped Vierinha and A Gomes. We had lots of players like Sanches, William, QR7, Nani, Fonte, Eder (yes, he could play with back to goal and hold up play) etc. play at a high level.

- Euro 2020 players in bad form B Silva, Bruno F, Felix, Jota with a bit of a suspect defense not in form. No Cancelo, Mendes, and Neto players who could offer width and dynamic play.

- Despite a good effort the margin is so close in these games, call it luck if you want to but you need players who can give you that extra intangible or in simple terms "make a play" (e.g. Eder 2016) as we say in the US. I know players are out of position but please we all played sports, we should be able to use our abilities to make a play, bring that extra edge. No more excuse players they are out of position. They maybe out of position due to not having the right mix or trying to get your best players on the field, it is called being flexible and a complete player. The Dutch team of the 70s played total football, players were interchangeable.

- We can certainly bounce back in the next year, with Mendes and Cancelo at fullbacks, Pahlinha/Danilo and Sanches in midfield, perhaps move up Guerreiro as an attacking midfielder playing in front Mendes, get Neto back and find one more in form wing option, and get another player upfront with composure to challenge Jota and put him on the bench as a late sub where is better suited. We have some options to become a more dynamic team and competitive in 2022.

Keep Santos, he shown he is flexible and bold to make changes. I don't think his approach to build an defensive compact team with the ability to counter is the issue. I think we need more in form play makers to carry out the plan. Stay healthy and you will have options. My two cents on the future.

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agreed ? it was such a shame for portugal not to win euro 96 2000 2004 2012 when i felt they could ahve easy...

wc 2002 was portugal ??best same with 2006 we was robbed again by the french for a peno...

2010 wc carlos was good but he played for...

agreed ? it was such a shame for portugal not to win euro 96 2000 2004 2012 when i felt they could ahve easy...

wc 2002 was portugal ??best same with 2006 we was robbed again by the french for a peno...

2010 wc carlos was good but he played for draws we should have beating brasil and not faced spain in the next round...

i would stick with fernando for now, but bin the likes of william
and bruno there us so much talent from u21

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Is paulo sousa available? Steal him from Poland...they might have been knocked out but the tactical progression, patterns, back 3 or 4 or both, they played lovely stuff but the players dont have enough quality across the pitch to...

Is paulo sousa available? Steal him from Poland...they might have been knocked out but the tactical progression, patterns, back 3 or 4 or both, they played lovely stuff but the players dont have enough quality across the pitch to execute....imagine the quality we have in those proactive systems!!

Look at switzerland today...beat France, play with an identity...even when we beat them or they lose, they are so confident on the ball..again....put our players in that system...tactics...hmmm....

Santos wont be moved on until after Qatar but its a waste because that team barring injuries with the exisiting talent and new talent....wow!

he should go but it wont happen. Thank you for 2016 but every cycle ends. I would laugh if France moved deschamp on...wins wc, euro finals but when your a favorite and you go out at rd of 16 playing conservative football...its time to begin a new....after 2 rd of 16 exits Santos should himself step down...too much ego....you can tell...

The fact he cant play a back 3 and switch to a 4 says everything you need to know with intelligent players we have that all olay on teams that use either a 3 or a 4 with some cases like man city playing multiple formations in one game.

Lets be real...the way we played in the nd half against belgium was in desperation to get a goal and the aubs came late...should have been that proactive the whole game...control the game! Not using A.silva more regularly in all the matches, giving no game time to Pote or Nuno mendes....not playing felix then against belgium...hey joao, im desperate for a goal...go get one....sorry about no minutes.

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I'm going to say something I didn't think I'd be saying 3 weeks ago: Fernando Santos OUT! Fernando Santos out NOT because we lost - losses and poor tournaments happen - but because he decided to morph into Paulo Bento and put together the single...

I'm going to say something I didn't think I'd be saying 3 weeks ago: Fernando Santos OUT! Fernando Santos out NOT because we lost - losses and poor tournaments happen - but because he decided to morph into Paulo Bento and put together the single worst decision-making performance I've ever seen from a Portugal manager. And that includes Bento.

Where do I even start with this...? You decide to only call up 3CBs, saying players like Danilo are more than capable of playing that position if need be. AWESOME. Some of us have been calling for Danilo to play there for years now seeing as, for whatever reason, you don't seem to be interested in giving guys like Domingos Duarte, Ruben Vezo, Paulo Oliveira, Pedro Mendes, etc. a chance in the same way you gave Jose Fonte a chance. In fact I - and a few others on here - have been calling for a 3 at the back system in which Danilo could be one of them. For a short period of time I wondered - Could... could this really happen...?! Will he try this...?! Is this why he called up 4DMs (Danilo, William Carvalho, Ruben Neves, and Joao Palhinha) to try this?! But then I came to my senses and realized that wasn't about to happen. He was just going to use the usual 4 at the back and watch Danilo's minutes in case Pepe or Ruben Dias injured themselves, or caught Covid, or picked up card trouble. Fair enough.

BUT THEN, I see Danilo in EVERY match, including with William versus Hungary of all teams! WTF? Why?! Why was he wasting energy out there against a team we would dominate in terms of possession? Dias picked up a card early on, he could've easily been out. Then we would've been down to 2 aging CBs killing themselves, playing against extremely tough opposition, in the sweltering heat, at the tail-end of a pandemic-condensed season. At that point, if one of them go down, and, say, I don't know... Danilo gets superman-punched out of a game or something... What happens? You gonna throw Palhinha head-first into our back 4 despite barely featuring for Portugal at all up to this point, much less in that position? I'm sure that would've gone well against teams like Germany, France, and Belgium...

I think Santos' use of Danilo, particularly early on, was absolutely absurd. With William it was even worse: He's not fit for Pete's sake, and you start him over Palhinha in a double-pivot with Danilo against... a team with speed like Germany? With a front 4 of Cristiano Ronaldo, Diogo Jota, Bernardo Silva, and Bruno Fernandes? A 4 that won't track back naturally? With FBs like Raphael Guerreiro and Nelson Semedo who are by no means physical, lockdown specialists? Once again - I don't get it. Not even a little. William and Danilo together against Hungary was even worse. Were you expecting an unfit, out-of-form William to pass through a defensive shape like Xavi? Perhaps you were concerned with the offensive threat Hungary posed? Can somebody tell me what the thinking was there? Better yet - tell me why Neves is on this team. Like, what is his role exactly if not to be a deep-lying playmaker that can score from distance against a Hungary for example? I genuinely have no clue and it's clear to me that Santos doesn't either.

Moving on... I don't know how many times we have to say this, but, Bernardo is a midfielder!! Not a winger. Not a forward. A. MID. FIELD. ER. I've always seen him as #10 and have been banging that drum for 5 years now. But it doesn't even matter so long as he's playing in the center of the pitch. This insistence on playing him as a RF/RW... I just... I just can't anymore. He's not big, so he can't out-muscle people. He's not fast so he can't race past people. He's inverted so he can't put crosses in on a consistent basis. He doesn't SCORE enough which is something that a forward kinda needs to at least threaten to do... It's not like he's great defensively or something either... A man with his size and skill set needs to be given the freedom to roam and pick his spots and passes. He'll only get that by playing in the middle. Pair him with a Palhinha and Renato Sanches in a 3-5-2/5-3-2 with WBs either side of him and you'll see the best of him. Until we see anything like him in the middle on a consistent basis, we won't. He'll just be another Danny. Horribly misused by his manager for years.

Ronaldo as a lone CF/#9... Sigh. That's not where he's at his best. Maybe it'd look better if Bernardo wasn't to his right all the time. And Jota didn't forget his scoring boots at home. But, as we all know, Ronnie's at his best as a 2nd striker. If only we had a true #9 on the team who was in form. Someone who had experience and chemistry playing with Ronaldo. Someone who was breaking team records or something for his club. Can you think of anyone..? Nah, of course not. You're Fernando Santos. And in your book, a guy that outscored Erling Haaland, on a worse team, doesn't get ample time.

Then there's this whole Joao Felix thing: You mean to tell me you took a guy with a bum ankle, who's been injured, needs surgery, and has been struggling and playing through pain since NOVEMBER, ANNNNNNDDDDDD you played him more than the leading scorer of the Portuguese league Pedro Goncalves, whom you gave a grand total of ZERO minutes to after snatching him away from the u21 side that lost in a Euro FINAL?!! That is absolutely inexcusable.

THAT is a GRADE A Bento decision right there. And, in my opinion, the last in a bizarre series of decisions that warrants the sack. You've completely lost your marbles kind sir. I haven't even mentioned the Joao Cancelo Covid decision in this post out of respect for the job you've done up until now and the joy you've brought me and my family. But, I'm sorry - this is devastating. My faith in you has been shattered. And if my faith in you has taken such a severe hit, so has my hope for the future with you in charge. Thank you for everything Senhor, the whole of Portugal will forever be grateful. But it's time to move on.

We have a chance here, a real chance, not just to win, but to contend for a decade. Maybe even dominate for more than a decade depending on how development goes. But one thing's for sure - we won't be contending or dominating anything if we don't change our approach and bring someone in who can ADAPT to the competition/situation. We need someone who can defend and attack at the same time. Someone who is both experienced and modern at the same time. A man who is humble in nature and would seek to learn from his players just as much as he'd seek to teach them. A man who isn't married to a system or philosophy but rather just tries to get the best out of all the players he has. A man who can be angry and intimidating when he needs to be, but, can also be quite jovial and inviting. When was the last time we had a joyful manager? Someone neutral fans would cheer for just because of their personality? Have we ever had one? How about a man who hasn't really won anything? A man who's never been given the opportunity to work with a team this talented before? How about a man who is familiar and safe, yet completely experimental? A man who currently lives and coaches in Portugal, and seems to have a genuine interest and enthusiasm for the national team? A man who, I have no doubt, would jump at the opportunity if it presented itself...

I've heard some of the names out there already: Nuno Espirito Santo, Andre Villas-Boas, Paulo Fonseca, Ruben Amorim, Luis Castro, Jorge Jesus (hell no), Rui Jorge (also hell no - he choked away 2 finals), Leonardo Jardim, Marco Silva, Vitor Pereira, Rui Vitoria, Bruno Lage... Either they're not available or I don't like any of them. But there is one left-field choice who I think could be perfect for us right now: Carlos Carvalhal of Braga. He's never really had success anywhere (won the taca de Portugal this year) but, he's never really been put in a position to succeed. He's never really managed a club where money wasn't an issue, or the constant threat of losing players to the highest bidder wasn't there. In fact, there's been times he's gone out of his way for those challenges: Sheffield Wednesday and trying to save that God awful Swansea team that Renato was on come to mind. I'd be very intrigued to see what he'd do with the national team, where he wouldn't have to worry about any of that, and, for the first time in his career, he'd have amazing talent at his disposal.

I've said more than enough for now. Hopefully we see a better version of this squad come September, regardless of who's in charge.

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George - that was insightful and excellent observations on the state of this Portuguese team. You hit every point and why we need a change. You should be a regular commentator.

If the Portuguese FA can't see this, it will be a waste of talent...

George - that was insightful and excellent observations on the state of this Portuguese team. You hit every point and why we need a change. You should be a regular commentator.

If the Portuguese FA can't see this, it will be a waste of talent and a lost generation of excellent players stuck to a playing style that doesn't fit their talents. Santos needs to go. Anyone supporting Santos right now doesn't understand the modern game that is being played. Just go back and watch the Germany game. Go back and watch the Belgium game. Why are we always playing down or up to the other teams? And why Moutinho - against Belgium he could not trackback, same for William. Jota is coming off an injury, no let's give him big minutes without trying anything else? What.... Come on. I am sure this coach is using the latest in analytics and new game technologies to make these decisions. Sure. Sorry Mr. Santos you are FIRED.

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Thank you for the kind words. Much appreciated. I love contributing to the conversation, and find it quite therapeutic after results like these, lol.

I completely forgot Jota was coming into this tournament with an injury as well. Yet he, too,...

Thank you for the kind words. Much appreciated. I love contributing to the conversation, and find it quite therapeutic after results like these, lol.

I completely forgot Jota was coming into this tournament with an injury as well. Yet he, too, played all the time! I wonder how much his late season fitness issues played into his struggles in the tournament?

I too am beyond tired of Portugal playing up or down to the competition. The moment we go up against someone decent, the inferiority complex comes out and we retreat into our shell. Look at what the Swiss did to France. They made them look ordinary and they have nowhere near the quality we have. We shouldn't be settling for the performances we're settling for. 2021 isn't 2016.

Let's hope things change. Cheers!

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Great post.

I am not sure about Carlos Carvalhal, but then again, I haven't followed his career much.

What type of philosophy does he have? Attacking, Defensive, Pragmatic, Possession, Pressing, etc.?

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Honestly, he's a bit of everything depending on the situation. I would say he has a base of wanting to play progressive, offensive football, but is capable of playing dour, defensive, counter-attacking football as well.

He had Sheffield...

Honestly, he's a bit of everything depending on the situation. I would say he has a base of wanting to play progressive, offensive football, but is capable of playing dour, defensive, counter-attacking football as well.

He had Sheffield Wednesday playing some of their best football ever and left such an amazing impression that fans still clamour to have him return one day. He missed promotion to the Premier League twice by losing in the playoffs. Then the owners lost patience and it hasn't been the same since.

He tried to do the same with Swansea but that team was so awful and plagued with injuries that he couldn't keep them in the Prem after a poor start from the previous manager. Towards the end he because uber-defensive like Jose Moutinho.

Made Rio Ave a pain in the ass to play against 2 years ago, both offensively and defensively, and won them a spot in Europa League qualification playoffs where they lost to Milan on penalties.

By then he was already off to Braga though and had them playing good stuff this year as well, ultimately winning the Taca de Portugal and getting them in Europa again. Might've been able to qualify to the Champions League had they not sold Paulinho to Sporting mid season who knows.

He seems to be loved by fans wherever he goes, including in Turkey and Greece. That says a lot I think - to have people speak highly of you even after you leave.

I strongly encourage you to search his name on YouTube (if you haven't already) and watch the 5-6 videos of him on "The Coaches' Voice" YouTube channel. You'll be able to get a much clearer picture then. One is about making an impact as a new manager; one is about his philosophy and Cristiano Ronaldo; one is answering questions about controlling your emotions... They're all in English - he's very personable and approachable in that way. Check them out!

Oh, and if you're in the mood, look up a few Carlos Carvalhal analogy compilations and have yourself a laugh. Some quality humour right there.

Hope that helps. Cheers!

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I understand Matthew's exhaustion over all the pessimism surrounding Fernando Santos. It's painful even as someone who views this issue from the other side of the fence.. I'm equally drained from ragging on him constantly. This man has sucked the...

I understand Matthew's exhaustion over all the pessimism surrounding Fernando Santos. It's painful even as someone who views this issue from the other side of the fence.. I'm equally drained from ragging on him constantly. This man has sucked the joy right out of the Portuguese people. I'll always be thankful for what we accomplished at Euro 2016 with a squad half the talent of what we possess today but that was thrice the times more of a fluke than what Greece pulled in 04'. We're on the brink of reaching the same levels of agony we had to experience during the Queiroz debacle. Let's be real.. the reason I'm calling for him to be axed is not primarily due to his managerial identity but more so tactics and consistently playing guys out of position. Five years ago, he weaved two natural midfielders: João Mário & André Gomes into inverted wingers. Similarly at WC 2018, two central playmakers João Mário (2nd time) and B.Silva were outlandishly utilized in wide positions. Despite retaining the irreplaceable Ricardo Quaresma and another reliable option in Gelson Martins. 7 years under his tenure, Bernardo's skill set continues to be wasted. Well maybe he hasn't risen to expectations..no darn kidding! Others ruined by Santos include Guedes.. another serviceable winger often used as a false #9. We've seen Santos adapt at times but never in this regard. See what's happening to Jota now. Almost plays like a left mid with too much on defensive duties. C.Ronaldo plays solo striker at least according to the formation, a failed experiment from 11 years ago. The list goes on and on. We are toothless up front without Ronaldo. With all these attacking players.. 1 deflected shot from Guerreiro and a DJ tap-in is all we have to display? Lame. WE need a better coaching philosophy from an attack point of view. Fernantos is too incompetent! Felix actually came on for Bernardo and said to hell with playing on the wing.. sprung right into attacking midfielder territory and began to rain havoc on the Belgians. The players have to fend for themselves, as a team no one is buying in much anymore. FPF should stop delaying the inevitable. The peak is now and in a year or else we'll be caught between two generations by Euro 2024 and in need of a further rebuild.

Portugal's new line-up

Cancelo---Dias---Pepe---Mendes
--------Sanches---Bernardo--------
------------------Felix-------------------
Pedro Neto-----------------------------
------------Andre Silva---CR7------------

Paulinha did some things well however also showed susceptibility. The wayward shooting and Pogba planting him on his back. Sanches can play any midfield position. The kid's got it all.. strength, speed, firepower. Bernardo can dictate match tempo.. is a natural successor for Moutinho.. and will be finally able to make a pass forward on his stronger left foot. Felix is suppose to be Portugal's next prodigy and demonstrates the creativity we've been missing for so long with his neat 1-2s in and around the box. Subs are Danilo coming in as a center back. Guerreiro to the left middle for a different look and dimension. Jota for more energy and a straight swap. Moving forward, Ronaldo can only be on the pitch with a strike partner. He'll still beat most players in a sprint competition but the agility is gone to dribble past defenders. Keep him where he can score goals most of the time. Fittingly the intro contained a doom and gloom portrayal featuring The Undertaker. Nice touch guys. Should keep it for as long as Santos stays in charge.

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Nice analysis.

Regarding Palinha, not sold either. But after that Pogba slip, he was in it to win it, great mentality and reaction. And that is what I want more than anything from the players, to give it all for the NT. As far as shooting, not...

Nice analysis.

Regarding Palinha, not sold either. But after that Pogba slip, he was in it to win it, great mentality and reaction. And that is what I want more than anything from the players, to give it all for the NT. As far as shooting, not his forte, but he did know how to pop up to get a few goals when at Braga. To be fair most of the players against Belgium were trying to do anything to get a goal and many shot badly off target. Desperation will do that to you.

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I respect Fernando Santos massively and appreciate what he has done for Portuguese football and for Portugal. He has brought us two trophies in the last 5 years (Obviously the EUROs being massive for us).
However, in my opinion, he needs to...

I respect Fernando Santos massively and appreciate what he has done for Portuguese football and for Portugal. He has brought us two trophies in the last 5 years (Obviously the EUROs being massive for us).
However, in my opinion, he needs to leave because he doesn't know how to tactically use the attacking talent we have on display. This team on paper is definitely the best Portugal team we've in the last 20 years. If you don't have the talent its okay to be very defensive, but when you have solutions, you have to utilise them to the best of your ability and Santos can not do this tactically. We lack fluidity upfront and that is clearly getting us stuck in major games in tournaments right now.
Santos may not lose games often, the issue we do not win against bigger teams at the moment either.
Heres something for people to consider, in the last 3 major tournaments under Santos (discounting the nations league) weve only won 3 games in 90 minutes! 3 games! In EURO 2016 we won against Wales, in world cup 2018 we won against Morroco, and in EURO 2020 we won against Hungary. At the end lets face it Santos did benefit from the 3rd place rule in EURO 2016.
Again appreciate him winning us are first major trophy but were just not doing enough with him in charge.
So a change of manager, with the amount of quality Portuguese managers available would be great.

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Have seen a surprisingly amount of people stating Portugal were lucky in 2016 and expect that from neutrals but not fans.

Here is Portugal's more relevant record in the last 20 years: Euro 2000-Semi final, Euro 2004-Runners Up, World Cup...

Have seen a surprisingly amount of people stating Portugal were lucky in 2016 and expect that from neutrals but not fans.

Here is Portugal's more relevant record in the last 20 years: Euro 2000-Semi final, Euro 2004-Runners Up, World Cup 2006-4th, Euro 2008-Quarter Finals, Euro 2012-Semi Finals, Euro 2016-winners, Nations league 2019-winners. OK there has been some fails but not bad. Particularly the Euros it was coming, not luck.

In 2004 Portugal where the best of the lot and lost, 2012 Portugal outplayed them and lost to eventual winners Spain on Penalties. Then they go and win it with hard work, determination and some of the luck they failed to have in the past.

I'm not entirely convinced with Santos but happy to give him more time.

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Here is another reason why Ronaldo destabilizes the national team and the younger talent around him. He has taken 28 free kicks and no goals, but Santos keeps letting him take free kicks. WTF. If it was anyone else they wouldn't be any where...

Here is another reason why Ronaldo destabilizes the national team and the younger talent around him. He has taken 28 free kicks and no goals, but Santos keeps letting him take free kicks. WTF. If it was anyone else they wouldn't be any where near the ball on a free kick. Raphaël Guerreiro or Bruno should be taking the free kicks - not Ronaldo. Thank you for your service CR7, but please retire after getting your damn record and take Santos with you.

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CR7 please stop kicking the captain's armband. If you can't do that, please give it to someone else who will respect it more than you do...

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