Roberto Martinez’s statements after Portugal’s historic defeat against Luxembourg
Today, Monday, Portugal achieved the biggest win in its history at home against Luxembourg (9-0), in a match calculated for the qualifying stage for the 2024 European Championship.
Speaking at the end of the match held in the Algarve, coach Roberto Martinez stressed the importance of the victory achieved in the Algarve. “It is a very important win because we can have an advantage of four or five goals and lose concentration and not continue until the end. As a coach, I really liked the behavior of the players and they have a place in the history of Portuguese football,” he began by pointing to the coach, remembering that all players are important and that the technical note arrived today. “We went through a moment of not controlling the match. Focus and commitment allow me to see that we have a chance.” [de selar a qualificação na próxima jornada]. The talent is at the highest level in world football. The attitude has always been good from day one. The win was very important for us. The players on the bench have a clear idea of what they can add to the group. Modern football has 5 substitutions and the attitude and focus must be there until the end. Everyone is ready to help the team.”
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