Urged to comment on Portugal’s performance against Qatar, which resulted in a 3-1 win, Ruben Neves left a warning to his teammates about defensive weaknesses.
“Every game is important, there are no friendlies. When we represent our country, we have to come to win, and that’s what we did. We had difficulties in the first minutes, and then we dominated the game. After Qatar the goalkeeper was sent off, the match was strange, they closed in the back and we faced Difficulties finding spaces. We suffered from a fixed pass, we have to improve because this could cost dearly in the future,” he told SportTV.
Referring to discussing the top spot in the group with Serbia, the Wolverhampton midfielder is confident of the squad.
“We just look at ourselves, and we have to do our job. There are no easy exit strikes, we know we have to be the best. They are a tough opponent, but we will always try to win the three most important points,” he said.
This particular confrontation with Qatar comes between the double round of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, after the victory over the Republic of Ireland (2-1) and before the confrontation with Azerbaijan (Tuesday, 17:00).
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