THE BALL – “True to our style of play” (U-21)

The national under-21 team organized, this Sunday, on one of the lawns of the hotel unit where the delegation led by Rui Jorge was based, in Lagos, another training session for the match with Greece, counting for the qualification phase. for the Europeans-2023.

To review the situation was Fábio Vieira, FC Porto midfielder.

“We are preparing for this match in the best way. We know they have a good team too, but we have to stay equal to ourselves, to our style of play, not aiming for victory,” he said.

While assuming that the result with Iceland (1-1) was not the desired one, Fábio Vieira underlined the confidence in the work that has been done:

“The group has a lot of quality. We have a lot of new players and we fully trust them. It’s not because of a less successful game on our part that we are going to question everything that has already been done. We had a very positive qualification, now we had a little slip, but we were only thinking of seeking victory in Greece”, he defended himself.

The Portuguese international also highlighted Portugal’s favorable situation in the general classification of his group:

“We know we are counting on us to finish this qualifying first and that is what we will focus on. We want to play a good game and bring home the three points.

Greece-Portugal is scheduled for next Tuesday at the Theodoros Kolokotronis stadium in Tripoli.

Portugal are second, with one game less, with 16 points, one less than Greece (seven games and 17 points).


Guardian – Celton Biai (Vitória de Guimarães), Samuel Soares (Benfica) and Gonçalo Tabuaço (Star of Amadora)

Defenses – Eduardo Quaresma (Tondela), Alexandre Penetra (Famalicão), João Mário (FC Porto), Tiago Araújo (Arouca), Tomás Tavares (Basel/Switzerland), Bernardo Vital (Estoril), Bruno Rodrigues (SC Braga) and Tiago Almeida (Tondela) ) )

Average – Afonso Sousa (Belenenses SAD), Bernardo Folha (FC Porto), Fábio Vieira (FC Porto), Paulo Bernardo (Benfica), Tiago Dantas (Tondela), José Carlos (Varzim) and Fábio Carvalho (Fulham/England)

Advanced – Fábio Silva (Wolverhampton/England), Francisco Conceição (FC Porto), Gonçalo Ramos (Benfica), Gonçalo Borges (FC Porto) and Henrique Araújo (Benfica)

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