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In the first half, we didn't have enough of the ball and we kept losing it, we were too rushed.feedback
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Nov 14 2017
The latest quote from Fernando Santos is: “We have a group of players we've called up to analyse. These games are good for facing football from other continents, which we're not used to playing against.”. It comes from the Ronaldo left out of latest Portugal squad article. You’ll find on this page 29 articles with Fernando Santos quoted on topics such as Olympic Games, Greece and crisis. Fernando Santos has been quoted 63 times in 29 articles.
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Jun 28 2017

That was our plan, to get rid of the pressure and pass the ball quickly. We were successful once or twice and we were better at that time.feedback

Jun 28 2017

We had to be more incisive. Chile won and we have to congratulate Chile.feedback

Jun 28 2017

There was a moment that happened but then we went back to square one.feedback

Jun 28 2017 - Portugal

Chile has very good quality players, very dynamic, very strong team spirit. We are going to try to be better.feedback

Jun 27 2017 - Portugal

I always trust my team. I have unshakeable confidence. I'll go to the end of the world with these players. There are no two teams that play the same. Chile have quality players, are very dynamic and are very aggressive and combative. But we're descended from Portuguese, Lusitanic blood, we're warriors, we have a great capacity to suffer and have dedication to our people. So in that sense, we're equal on the field. You don't ask him for anything. We ask him to play as usual.feedback

Jun 27 2017 - Portugal

It's not easy to understand how they play because they are very dynamic so we have to pay attention to their movements. They're not a traditional team. We're ready for that. We know their good points and like every team they have less strong points.feedback

Jun 27 2017 - Portugal

Cristiano has shown that on the field. His leadership, his presence as captain is excellent. He dedicates all his time to the team and he will defend them 100 per cent.feedback

Jun 24 2017 - Portugal

Opponents? [Chile and Germany] are two very strong teams. Now, I will analyse the opponents and prepare the game regardless of the opponent.feedback

Jun 23 2017 - Portugal

So, Portugal won four games, don't forget that. I think your interpretation doesn't make any sense.feedback

Jun 23 2017 - Portugal

The first three in the group stage, maybe not, but from then, if you don't win, you lose and you go out.feedback

Jun 23 2017 - Portugal

Games have the possibility of 120 minutes, that's different from a 90-minute game. We are talking about different things.feedback

Jun 23 2017 - Portugal

It's good to look at the fact that we won four games. I understand your point of view.feedback

Jun 23 2017 - Portugal

Portugal were so well prepared that we played three extra time periods and always won.feedback

Jun 23 2017 - Portugal

Portugal always played well otherwise we wouldn't be European champions. I understand your questions. I see that Portugal only won one game in the 90 minutes in the European Championship but that's not true, nobody can be European champions if you do not win four games.feedback

Jun 23 2017

Raphael is not going to play for sure. Fortunately, he does not have as serious an injury as it seemed but he will not play tomorrow.feedback

Jun 23 2017

With regards to Eliseu, we are waiting. We have 24 hours to see if he is fit to play or not. If he is not fit another player will replace him and I trust all my squad.feedback

Jun 23 2017

This happens everywhere, people want to watch Cristiano Ronaldo. Even I want to watch Cristiano Ronaldo.feedback

Jun 23 2017

Many, many millions, every time Cristiano plays are interested in watching him play. He is the best player in the world.feedback

Jun 23 2017

The enthusiasm of the New Zealand people to see Cristiano play is common to the whole world.feedback

Jun 21 2017 - Portugal

They are willing to play their hearts out for their coach.feedback

Jun 21 2017 - Portugal

Do you think he should answer questions about issues outside the game? He's here to talk about the game - full stop. He's not talking about his family, Real Madrid, nothing. He's here to talk about the game. In the first half we played very well with a lot of personality, except in the last 10 minutes of the first half where we became slightly enthusiastic which led to counter attacks from Russia, which caused us a few problems. We know Bernardo very well, he was called up to the national team some time ago in a game against Albania and we won 1-0.feedback

Jun 21 2017 - Portugal

I understand you're all curious, but you have to respect the personal life of the player. You will have other opportunities to talk to him and get all the answers. I think he did very well in not answering any questions. We know Bernardo very well, he was called up to the national team some time ago in a game against Albania and we won 1-0. We know him well, he knows his team-mates, we know his characteristics, we know the characteristics which adapt better to Bernardo.feedback

Jun 21 2017 - Mexico

If we had scored twice like we did against Mexico it would've been better, but we also conceded two goals against Mexico which is not normal.feedback

Jun 21 2017 - Portugal

[But] the most important thing is the whole team. Thank God I have a group of players who are so concentrated and always ready to answer any situation at any moment.feedback

Jun 21 2017 - Portugal

Raphael went to hospital. We think he might have fractured his leg, unfortunately.feedback

Jun 21 2017

He's here to talk about the game, not about his family, about Real Madrid. I understand you're all curious. You have to understand – and I'm saying this with a good feeling – we have to respect the personal life of a player. It doesn't bring anything positive.feedback

Jun 18 2017 - Mexico

We played a team that has very good, technical players. At the beginning we couldn't enjoy good control of the ball, but then we managed to balance things out and could have won it in the end.feedback

Jun 18 2017 - Mexico

We know we didn't play well. Mexico was better, more aggressive. We played without confidence, couldn't connect two or three passes. It was a fair result for how the teams played.feedback

Jun 18 2017 - Portugal

I would put my hands in the fire for [Ronaldo's] character and integrity, . As a person and as an athlete. I have a pact with the players and we treat these personal matters away from the national team. All these issues will not affect us.feedback

Jun 17 2017 - Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo is a great player but he's not the only one. We think that, as a whole team, they're excellent.feedback

Jun 17 2017 - Portugal

We're expecting a very difficult opponent. They are the European champions and I would say that, right now, they're one of the best teams in the world. However, our team is not bad either, and we really think we have a chance of winning. We've prepared thoroughly and we just have to expect that the players play properly and execute the game plan.feedback

Jun 17 2017 - Portugal

Cristiano can play on both sides and they normally play 4-4-3 They have excellent other attackers in Nani, [Ricardo] Quarersma, [Gelson] Martins. We'll need players to cover both sides and we'll try to control the ball as much as possible. We have to stop them going from defence to attack because that's one of their most effective ways of going for our goal.feedback

Jun 17 2017 - Portugal

So you have to pay attention to what the sources are for this information. I never heard about some of the news being spread. Either I am deaf, and I'm not, everyone knows I'm a great listener, or you have to be careful about where this news comes from.feedback

Jun 17 2017 - Portugal

I'm sure you want to ask the same questions but I will answer no more questions about Cristiano Ronaldo.feedback

Jun 17 2017 - Portugal

Cristiano supports every single player in the team and we have a great relationship. There are no individuals. Each player supports the other.feedback

Jun 17 2017 - Portugal

I was his last coach in Portugal when he was 18 years old. I can put my hands on the fire for his character and integrity, as a man and an athlete. That's my clear statement. I trust him 100 per cent as an athlete and as a man. I have a pact with my players, I have a great relationship with each of them. We've laid down that everything to do with their personal relationships is done outside the team.feedback

Jun 10 2017 - Portugal

Scoring the first was essential. In the second half, we made adjustments. We grew as the game went on, moving the ball better and quicker.feedback

Jun 10 2017 - Portugal

We knew they would press us and look to counter-attack. In the opening 20 minutes we tried to break them down.feedback

Jun 02 2017 - Portugal

It will not do me any harm, but, at the moment, Confederations Cup matters zero. I am interested in preparing very well for the game with Latvia.feedback

May 06 2017 - Portugal

Cristiano Ronaldo has always scored goals.feedback

May 06 2017 - Portugal

I don't understand why some Portuguese people value Cristiano Ronaldo so little. Ever since I've known him when he was 18 he's been doing so.feedback

Mar 26 2017 - Portugal

After the first goal, the game was unlocked and we found our way through much better. In the second half we always had the game under control. It was a fair victory, with some good things and some things we can do even better.feedback

Mar 26 2017 - Portugal

We had six finals. From this point, we have five left to reach our goal of reaching the World Cup from first place in our group. Hungary tried to block our way but we adapted very well to the three central midfielders and we did not allow them to come out and play. I think we were slow in our ball circulation during a period of the first half. We should have done it faster, especially on the flanks. With a lot of balls in the air, against players of this calibre, it's very difficult.feedback

Dec 20 2016 - Greece

A victory like this is always good for people in order to recover their self-esteem. It happens in the case of football as it happened during the Olympic Games, here in Greece. It helps people with their self confidence. It makes them believe in the future, especially during moments of crisis like these. Because when things are ok, time flies, but when things get tough people need to believe.feedback

Dec 20 2016 - Greece

Our two peoples have a lot of strength, a lot of history and they will overcome this crisis.feedback

Jul 09 2016 - Portugal

We are one united group, we will do everything we can to give the people in the country, in the stadium, all over the world, because everywhere I go I see Portuguese people, we will try to give all of them the biggest day of joy in their lives.feedback

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