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Nemanja Matic
He bought me to Chelsea from Benfica and now when I decided to come to Manchester, he was a reason to come here. Mourinho was the reason and so was the club, Manchester United, so you don't need to think a lot about if you are going to come. My decision was very quick and very clear. Definitely, everyone knows what Manchester United is about. When you say Manchester United, it is different. Also Chelsea is a big club, Benfica are the biggest club in Portugal. But Manchester is Manchester.feedback
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Aug 18 2017
Portugal has been commented on by 407 key people in the news. You can find all of them on this page with their statements. People who have been most quoted about Portugal are: Fernando Santos, Cristiano Ronaldo and Pedro Passos Coelho. For instance, the most recent quote from Fernando Santos is: “Chile has very good quality players, very dynamic, very strong team spirit. We are going to try to be better tomorrow.”.
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All quotes about Portugal

João Gama

Everybody in Portugal has a cousin who is a firefighter hero. No politician wants to even start the discussion about a system of volunteers that is really part of our society's culture.feedback

José Santos Marques

Every politician made loads of promises to make everything better, start from scratch and remodel the forest, but then almost nothing at all happened.feedback

José Mourinho - Manchester United

In the Premier League I'd say seven teams will fight for the title and 20 fight for the victory in every game, every match. That's different to the three other leagues [Portugal, Italy and Spain] I have worked in. Every opponent wants to win every match, every opponent gives you a hard time.feedback

Maria Conceicao

There are people setting fires, bad people. It is the only explanation that I can see, there is no other.feedback

Sergio Ramos

Cristiano is a very important player for our team and, regardless of the number of days that he's trained, it's important that he travels with the team. He has a different role than any other player and his presence is always good, whether he plays or not. That will be a technical decision.feedback

Sergio Ramos

His future is a personal issue. We would rather leave personal issues away from football and we would hope he can resolve those issues as soon as possible.feedback

Aage Duenhaupt - A4e

Spain, France and Portgual have all put in place new regulations and people have complained about long delays at Palma, Malaga, Lisbon and Brussels, but the big crunch day is Saturday. These new regulations are only going to work if there are people manning all the booths in passport control. These preparations have not been done properly.feedback

Thomas Reynaert - A4e

Especially during the peak season of the year, travellers face long lines and can't get on their flights. Queuing for up to four hours has been the top record these days; airports like Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Lisbon, Lyon, Paris-Orly, Milan or Brussels are producing shameful pictures of devastated passengers in front of immigration booths, in lines stretching hundreds of metres. At some airports, flight delays have increased by 300% compared to last year – Member States must take the responsibility for this.feedback

Lucy Bronze

We're big-game players. People might question some of Mark's big decisions because they often go against established norms but we've been very successful off the back of his gambles, off things like him making 10 changes for our group win against Portugal.feedback

Carlos Silva

Internally, the real situation of the Portuguese banks remains a big question mark to most Portuguese.feedback

Carlos Silva

I believe there's more room for improvement and the economy will continue growing.feedback

Carlos Silva

Of course, there are yet a lot of reforms to do, but I think we are in the right path.feedback

António Costa

This year, we're going to have the biggest economic growth ever registered in the 21st century.feedback

Joao Baptista

It would be preferable if the government would take measures to boost 'quality tourism' and not 'mass tourism'. I like to think that there are good prospects for the country. Mostly because my sector is driven by tourism and this is set to keep rising.feedback

Suzanne Moore

To live in a city in England has meant turning a blind eye to the homeless. Grenfell has changed that. “Where does he keep his toothbrush, Mummy?” I always remember my eldest child’s first reaction, when a toddler, to seeing a young man sleeping in a doorway. This was King’s Cross in north London in the mid-80s. Overnight, it seemed that homelessness had become visible. Young people whose benefits had been cut, and who could no longer live independently of their parents, were on the streets. Until then, I had not seen beggars on the streets of London. I had seen them when I was hitching around Europe. The beggars of Lisbon shocked me: Portugal was in a terrible state then, with empty shops and desperately poor people.feedback

Zinedine Zidane

I don't believe these things hurt him. He's happy because it's over. Now he's calm about the topic of football, he wants to play and he'll be with us on the fifth.feedback

Zinedine Zidane

If he had spoken, there would also be comments. The important thing is what he said to me. He is on holiday and he's calm. He'll be with us on the fifth [of August] and I hope that, after that day, this topic is closed.feedback

Mick Jagger

I went to see England but it wasn't there/ I think I lost it down the back of my chair/ I think I'm losing my imagination/ I'm tired of talking about immigration. Had a girl in Lisbon, a girl in Rome/ Now I'll have to stay at home/ So lock the shutters, bolt the doors/London's gonna be like Singapore.feedback

Mark Sampson

I've been really pleased with the balance of our play. Our efficiency, in both attack and defence, has been outstanding. We've limited our opponents to a very small number of shots on our goal, let alone shots on target. We conceded a goal [against Portugal] against the run of play but in general our goalkeeper hasn't really had a save to make.feedback

Hugo Webb

Although I introduce Hannah at the beginning of the flight, I have never mentioned she is my wife. I suppose some customers may guess. The shift patterns allow us to see our children both during the week and on the weekends. We have taken our children on a few work trips. Our son came to Milan and our daughter joined us in Lisbon for a couple of nights. On an operational level, it's no different from flying with anyone else.feedback

Thomas Reynaert - A4e

Especially during the peak season of the year, travellers face long lines and can't get on their flights. Queuing for up to four hours has been the top record these days; airports like Madrid, Palma de Mallorca, Lisbon, Lyon, Paris-Orly, Milan or Brussels are producing shameful pictures of devastated passengers in front of immigration booths, in lines stretching hundreds of metres. Member States need to take all necessary measures now to prevent such disruptions and deploy appropriate staff and resources in sufficient numbers to carry out the requested checks.feedback

Lucy Bronze

The most important thing is to win but a clean sheet to nick the record is a nice little bonus.feedback

Lucy Bronze

We're 100% a team that is about improving and winning. We're demanding that England find a way to win this match against Portugal. The most important thing is to win but a clean sheet to nick the record is a nice little bonus.feedback

Lucy Bronze

So far at this tournament we've got the biggest winning margin in European Championships, the first English woman to score a hat-trick at a major tournament (Jodie Taylor) and the quickest ever goal in a European Championship (Fran Kirby against Spain).feedback

Mark Sampson

A lot of the players have been saying they don't feel they've hit their straps yet, they're not quite at the intensity they'd like to be. So, the nice thing physically is we know we can raise the bar come this game and into the knock-out stages, because this is what we planned to peak for, not the first game.feedback

Mark Sampson

We're demanding that England find a way to win this match. There are nine points on the board and we want to create a bit of national history. We really want to set the bar high, for going into the knock out matches with a real sense of confidence and momentum behind us. We feel we can beat anyone in this tournament on our day. Against Portugal we want a better performance than we've seen so far and then to repeat that in the quarter final.feedback

Mark Sampson

We're confident about taking on anyone really. We know the permutations, France, Austria or Switzerland could be a team that we could face. The quality of our analysis - unfortunately it's a lot of hard work for our stuff - means that, whoever we play, we'll be fully prepared. Of course, belief should be growing, the players should be confident they can go a lot further. What pleases me the most is the variety - the variety of their play in the games within the game.feedback

Mark Sampson

It's a tight turn-around ahead of the quarter final, that will challenge us because we obviously have the disadvantage of one less recovery day. It meant we've had to really taper off after first two games and get ourselves ready for first knock out match.feedback

Mark Sampson

As the tournament went on, we wanted to get fitter, faster and stronger. That tapering period has taken its toll in those first two games, but I'm confident now we're really good to go and we'll see a stronger England team for the rest of the tournament.feedback

Mark Sampson

You know foot to the floor against Scotland, sharp, aggressive with their passing and at times being able to just manage the game. And then to defend near perfectly against a very good Spanish team. We have found a way to win in different circumstances but there are massive challenges to come.feedback

Mark Sampson

One of the reasons we're really pleased to get six points from the first two games is that we pushed the players really hard physically in a four-week prep camp. We knew we would taper off for the first game. It always means when you taper off after such a high-intensity period of work that you're not going to be up to speed probably for your first two, two-and-a-half games, so the great thing for us now is that we've got those games out of the way.feedback

Mark Sampson

This is a nation that found a way to win the men's European Championship finals last summer having won only one game – very sadly for me, as a Welshman – over 90 minutes. It's an opportunity for Portugal's women, at their first European Championship, to qualify for the knockout rounds.feedback

Mark Sampson

We know they'll be incredibly motivated but so are we. We want to keep improving and building momentum. The more I look at this tournament the more I feel that momentum could be a big thing going into the latter stages. We want to make sure that when other teams get their snowball rolling down the hill, ours stays ahead of theirs and we keep it rolling at a faster rate.feedback

Mark Sampson

When we started our prep it was about the body recovering naturally, the body naturally acclimatising and adapting to what we were doing. It means that, when the tournament begins and you start using recovery methods, they make a bigger impact. It's a poor decision to only have a two-day turnaround. This is the showcase of our European game and the players should be given at least three days' recovery time before the final.feedback

Lucy Bronze

I've never faced Portugal before. But I know two of their players. I've been quite close to Amanda Da Costa because I played with her at Liverpool. She was in the same situation as me – she was American but with Portuguese parents – and we used to joke that we'd go to play for Portugal together if we didn't get the chance with the USA or England.feedback

Lucy Bronze

My brother was born in Portugal and we were brought up to be bilingual. Dad used to speak to us in Portuguese but we always replied in English. That's probably why I'm not very comfortable speaking Portuguese.feedback

Lucy Bronze

It means we're the best prepared we could be, both mentally and physically. We're really going for this tournament. We've worked so hard to get positive media coverage and now we want to reach our peak in the final. We want to become European champions.feedback

Lucy Bronze

A lot of our girls are friends with some of the cricketers. And we share a lot of ideas and methods about building a team and having a winning mentality with the cricket girls, as well as with all sorts of other women's sports teams.feedback

Lucy Bronze

I was first asked when I was about 16. I know two of the players; one of them, Amanda da Costa, I've been quite close to because I played with her at Liverpool, and she was in the same situation as me – she was American but with Portuguese parents, and we used to joke with each other saying we'd go to play for Portugal together if we didn't get the chance with the USA or England.feedback

Lucy Bronze

Not at all and he'll be supporting England on Thursday. He'll support who he's told to support; my mum will tell him.feedback

Lucy Bronze

Obviously, she's ended up deciding on Portugal and I've stuck with England. But it's just another game at the end of the day. At the end we'll maybe swap shirts, it would be nice to have a Portugal shirt. I also know Ana Borges, who played for Chelsea, but her English is not fantastic so I've spoken to her in Portuguese a few times.feedback

Lucy Bronze

I've never faced Portugal, so it will be a special moment for me.feedback

Jo Potter

It doesn't matter. We know that, to lift this cup, we have to beat the best. If that means a France quarter-final that's exactly what we're going to do. I don't think you can ever ask an England team to go into a game thinking about a draw or even a loss, so we're going to 100% go for a win against Portugal. We want nine points out of nine. If that means meeting France next so be it.feedback

Anna Signeul

We have huge respect for Portugal – this group is not just England and Spain. Neto is a great player, she's playing in Sweden and we will be ready for her, but they're a team.feedback

Padraig Harrington

Golf is great. It always throws a win out. It always gives you something later on. It would be very easy to say with me winning in Honda and me winning in Portugal was that, Here you go, here's one at the end of your career, thanks very much.feedback

William Gallas

I know he wants to have success. He wants to be like Thierry Henry was for France, like Ronaldo for Portugal, like Ronaldo for Brazil. He wants to have a big impact on football.feedback

Jay Zaveri - Social Capital

When I look at like Google and Amazon in the 1990s, I kind of feel like it's Columbus and Vasco da Gama sailing out of Portugal the first time.feedback

Ola Aina

I'm very excited to be here and it is the start of a new chapter in my career. It's my first loan move away from Chelsea and I just want to hit the ground running. I'm looking forward to getting to know all of my new team-mates during the training camp in Portugal.feedback

Joao Martins Pisco

Uterine embolization procedure is a controversial matter because it is still seen as a risk to fertility. With this study we were able to verify that women who could not conceive due to uterine fibroids, once subjected to embolization, could have a normal pregnancy with a live newborn.feedback

Cedric Soares

When we have Cristiano we are clearly stronger, it's logical. But we have players with the same quality and we will try to demonstrate our worth against Mexico.feedback

Javier Hernandez

We are playing the European champions in the third-place playoff, which is something we didn't reach four years ago, so something is improving. We're going step by step, it's not night and day.feedback

Joana Carmo

Owing to changes in food habits, anisakiasis is a growing disease in Western countries, which should be suspected in patients with a history of ingestion of raw or uncooked fish. Patients can have allergic symptoms. Gastrointestinal symptoms include abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting and complications like digestive bleeding, bowel obstruction, perforation and peritonitis can also arise.feedback

Arturo Vidal

These are not idle words. We have proven our value on the pitch. We beat Argentina [in the 2016 Copa América final], who are one of the best teams, and the other day we beat Portugal, who are the European champions. If we win tomorrow we might be the best team in the world.feedback

Robert Vautard

Hot months are no longer rare in our current climate. By the middle of the century, this kind of extreme heat in June will become the norm in western Europe unless we take immediate steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.feedback

Friederike Otto

Heat can be deadly – especially for the very young and the elderly. This extreme event attribution analysis makes clear that European heatwaves have become more frequent, and in the South of Europe at least 10 times more frequent. It is critical that cities work with scientists and public health experts to develop heat action plans. Climate change is impacting communities right now and these plans save lives.feedback

Geert Jan van Oldenborgh

We found clear and strong links between this month's record warmth and human-caused climate change.feedback

Friederike Otto

Heat can be deadly – especially for the very young and the elderly. It is critical that cities work with scientists and public health experts to develop heat action plans.feedback

Claudio Bravo

I was injured and I didn't play at my normal pace, but I normally get things quietly. This is very important to us because it's like completing a very successful cycle. We are very happy to be able to play in the final.feedback

Claudio Bravo

I feel as I always do. I'm a very balanced person. I was injured and didn't play at my normal pace. But I normally take things calmly and this was a very special game for us.feedback

Juan Antonio Pizzi - Manchester United

Claudio was amazing, the players who scored their penalties were amazing, and I think we deserve to be in the final. We have made a huge effort, and I think you could see it during the game.feedback

Arturo Vidal

Cristiano is a smart ass! For me he does not exist. I have already told my Bayern Munich team-mate [and Germany international] Joshua Kimmich that we will meet again in the final!feedback

Juan Antonio Pizzi - Manchester United

We know it's going to be a difficult match. And I'm sure it's going to be difficult ...for Portugal as well. It a privilege and reason for satisfaction to have all of (the players)... tomorrow at our disposal. Let's hope they are able to play at the same level tomorrow as we've seen until now.feedback

Fernando Santos

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

Fernando Santos

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

Fernando Santos

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

Mario Draghi - European Central Bank

We can be confident that our policy is working and its full effects on inflation will gradually materialize. But for that, our policy needs to be persistent, and we need to be prudent in how we adjust its parameters to improving economic conditions.feedback

Diogo Quevedo

They were alone and didn't know what to do. Those who stayed lived, but those who left died.feedback

John Gourley

How do you finish that record? I feel like rock & roll has become very tame. If anybody does it right, it's hip-hop.feedback

Zach Carothers

The whole festival and movement were so huge to us growing up. Seeing the similarities in the political and social climates [between then and now] – people in the streets, artists coming together and finding something to fight against – was a moment of clarity.feedback

Zach Carothers

The entire planet is now a bunch of news anchors, but none of it's news, it's all opinion. It's fucking wild out there.feedback

John Gourley

I feel like rock & roll has become very tame. If anybody does it right, it's hip-hop – so many hip-hop shows are punk as fuck. You have something to say? Better start rapping.feedback

Juan Antonio Pizzi - Manchester United

There was huge pressure on us because everyone thought Chile would get to the next round because of the way we've been playing. We also know that Australia aren't one of the best teams in the world so there was huge responsibility on us.feedback

Juan Antonio Pizzi - Manchester United

We didn't feel comfortable on the pitch, we couldn't play our game, our opponents stopped us. They closed every door and were physical.feedback

Fernando Pinto - TAP Portugal

Due to the irresponsible behaviour of some – and I'm speaking in a European and global context – (drones) are being used very badly, in a very dangerous way, and that worries us.feedback

Juan Antonio Pizzi - Manchester United

I didn't underestimate Australia at all. The level tonight was that of a World Cup quarter-final, it was very high. The main thing is we reached our objective. Now we need to think about Portugal.feedback

Cristiano Ronaldo

At the beginning, he was very surprised and now he's in a phase of pain that will pass. He wants to give a good image of himself to the world, and at the moment that's a bit complicated.feedback

Anthony Hudson

At 2-0 we could have kept the scoreline respectable, but we didn't. We had three strikers on the pitch and got caught at the end.feedback

Cristiano Ronaldo

I helped the team, I scored the opening goal and I had a few more chances. We played very well, we wanted to win and get the result in the first half. It was hard to play better than we played because the grass was not very good. We know that in the semi-finals both Chile and Germany are great teams, but we are confident.feedback

Fernando Santos

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

Joao Moutinho

I'm very proud to make 100 appearances, I hope to do even more. It's always good to help the team achieve their goals. It was a good team match, we managed to put on the field what we trained. We achieved a result, a good victory and a place in the semi-final, which was our main goal.feedback

Joao Marques de Freitas

It was very difficult for him to adapt in Lisbon because Madeirans have a pronunciation which is very different to Lisbon. He had problems at school, they laughed at him, and he resisted. At one point, he wanted to leave, but fortunately he stayed. He went through a bad time.feedback

Anthony Hudson

So whoever we face in November, it will be the fifth-best team in South America. They are fifth for a reason. If it's a top team they are fifth because they have lost games they should have won. They will have weaknesses so we will have confidence going into that game.feedback

Anthony Hudson

I don't think it will be Argentina [who finishes fifth] now they have the coach they have [Jorge Sampaoli]. But the way we played the other night against Mexico [a hard-fought 2-1 defeat], we knew we had that in us. We don't have a big playing pool, it's ludicrous compared to other teams at this tournament. We have 26 or 27 players to choose from but we have incredible belief.feedback

Fernando Santos

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

Fernando Santos

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

Fernando Santos

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

Fernando Santos

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

Fernando Santos

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

Fernando Santos

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

Fernando Santos

Raphael went to hospital. We think he might have fractured his leg, unfortunately. That was a bad moment for Portugal. He is a fantastic boy and he played very well.feedback

Luis Figo

I hold the opinion that nobody is indispensable, not just Cristiano Ronaldo. Clubs can't depend on anybody. The history of these clubs is above everyone, even the president or whoever. A lot of things would have to happen for him to leave. It is a personal decision and if a person really wants something to happen then it will end up happening, but I see it as unlikely.feedback

Dietmar Hamann

My future is the national team. I don't have a contract at the moment, but I just want to make the most of the national team and the chance to succeed in the Confederations Cup.feedback

Cristiano Ronaldo

Obviously we are very happy, it is the first time that Portugal wins in Russia. I think the team played very well. We played against an opponent playing at home with a home crowd, a team which pressured us, but we were better.feedback

Fernando Santos

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

Fernando Santos

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

Fernando Santos

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

Fernando Santos

[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

Fedor Smolov

Let's be honest: the European leagues are better and stronger, and if players are playing on a higher level it means we are better prepared for the national team.feedback

Juan Carlos Osorio

We've studied all our opponents and we believe we have great possibilities tomorrow. We think that New Zealand will think about playing direct. It's a very different opponent from what Portugal was, but complicated in the same way. We're thinking of moving our structure a bit, of refreshing the team to go out to compete and try to win the game using our strengths.feedback

António Costa

Why, for how long and what impact was there on the planning, command and execution of operations if your very systems were not working? What was done to establish alternative connections?feedback

Juan Carlos Osorio

Every game has its importance. Now we have this result and we're going to focus and concentrate on the next game. It's going to be a very difficult opponent who is going to give everything in the next game and we're going to try to win and advance.feedback

Rui Barreto

There is still a lot of forest that can burn and the rain does not make much difference.feedback

Fernando Santos

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. In the end the result was fair as Mexico also played well.feedback

Fernando Santos

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

Susana da Costa

One day you have everything here that you love, and the next you've got nothing left.feedback

Silva Céu

You survive a fire tornado, something terrifying, but then you start later to realize that your relatives and friends died in their car, outside their home or wherever. There are no words for how I feel.feedback

Miguel Bugalho

We have a country where we often don't know which land belongs to whom.feedback

António Dios dos Santos

It was just a huge ring of fire, complete hell. We, of course, all care about people dying, but she really was my companion.feedback

Constantino Gracieta

People fought to save their houses. I knew that, with the road completely cut and the whole forest on fire, firefighters were never going to get here quick enough to help us. We've got tourists and others who probably had no idea where they were going.feedback

António Costa

The dimensions of this fire have caused a human tragedy beyond any in our memory. Something extraordinary has taken place, and we have to wait for experts to properly determine its causes. His "deepest regret for the victims … and a word of encouragement and strength for all who help combat this scourge. We are most likely facing the biggest tragedy of human life that we have known.feedback

Thomas Curt

In addition, the entire Iberian peninsula, including Portugal, is currently facing a particular meteorological situation. It is much hotter and much drier than usual in June. However, each time you gain degrees, you increase the risks and intensity of fires.feedback

Thomas Curt

It is really a growing problem all over the world and especially in Mediterranean Europe.feedback

Thomas Curt

As a further aggravating factor, the Iberian Peninsula is experiencing global warming more severely than other regions.feedback

Thomas Curt

Moreover, during the last fifty years, the fire season, before reduced to July and August, is extended from June to October.feedback

Thomas Curt

It is a certainty, we are witnessing a rise in temperatures, but a warmer air is synonymous with drier, more flammable vegetation. These meteorological conditions increase the risk of fire but also their intensity. We can now see fires, like that of Portugal, which firefighters can hardly extinguish. However, each time you gain degrees, you increase the risks and intensity of fires.feedback

Juan Carlos Osorio

We had almost 60 percent of the possession. It's deserved and what Mexico have done deserves praise, to go toe-to-toe with the champions of Europe. We played against a team at a high level. There are a lot of things to improve. We lacked a little bit of efficiency. The Kazan Arena is amazing. There was a great atmosphere, we felt very close to the fans and the pitch was really perfect. We're very happy with this first game.feedback

Juan Carlos Osorio

I think that, when football people enjoy the way we play, especially against a team like the one we faced, it's very positive.feedback

Jorge Gomes

The smoke cloud is very low, which does not allow helicopters and fire planes to work efficiently ... but we're doing everything possible and impossible to put out this fire.feedback

Joaquim Batica

I think that as a 24-year-old player who has played in the Champions League, played a quarter-final of the World Cup, took part in championships in Spain, France, England, Greece, Portugal, he has a very important background.feedback

Isabel Brandao

Yesterday we saw the fire but thought it was very far. I never thought it would come to this side. At 3:30am (local time), my mother-in-law woke me up quickly and we never went to sleep again. We were afraid the fire would reach us.feedback

Guillermo Ochoa

We knew their style was going to be on the counterattack. They were looking for the mistake. They've got dangerous players up top who have good timing in the area, but you can't let them make you nervous. I think at the end of the day, it's a deserved result because the team played our style, showed our characteristics and played our game.feedback

Juan Carlos Osorio

We got almost 60 percent of possession. What Mexico did, going directly up against the European champion, is commendable and deserves praise.feedback

Jean-Claude Juncker - European Commission

Our thoughts are with all the victims, their families and all the brave soldiers of peace that in a very difficult terrain and under challenging circumstances continue to fight this terrible fire.feedback

Jean-Claude Juncker - European Commission

My thoughts are with the victims in Portugal. I commend the bravery of the firefighters. EU civil protection mechanism activated & will help.feedback

Ricardo Tristao

There are people who arrived saying they didn't want to die in their homes, which were surrounded by flames.feedback

Valdemar Alves

This is a region that has had fires because of its forests, but we cannot remember a tragedy of these proportions. I am completely stunned by the number of deaths.feedback

Cristiano Ronaldo

We are obviously used to spending time together away at tournaments, and it helps that we have a great bunch of lads and are all very close. There are a lot of jokers and it is a great atmosphere. I'd promised that, if we won the Champions League and I scored a goal, I'd do it. I did it and I shaved myself.feedback

Marco Asensio

Football is about scoring goals, but this game is finished and now we have to be focused on Portugal. I scored three goals and I helped my team. I'm very happy with this win. The win is important, but also the number of goals.feedback

Juan Carlos Osorio

In the end, it was a well-deserved result after how we played today. We faced the European champions, a team that plays at a very high level, and we played equal to them. It was a great result for Mexican football.feedback

Gianni Infantino

This is a very sad day. We are all with Portugal. We want to send a big hug to everyone in Portugal for what they are going through, which is absolutely terrible. There are no words for that.feedback

Fernando Santos

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

Mariano Rajoy

Stunned by the tragedy in Pedrógão Grande. The Portuguese people can depend on our solidarity, support and affection.feedback

Fernando Santos

You have to be careful when you try to find out what the sources are of this information. I've never before heard some of the news which is being spread all over the place. Either I'm deaf – which I'm not as everyone knows I'm a great listener – or we have to be careful where these rumours start. We have to be careful about whether it's true or not. I'd put my hands in the fire – and it's something I rarely do – for the character and integrity of Mr. Cristiano as a man and an athlete.feedback

Fernando Santos

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

Juan Carlos Osorio

I don't think we'll see a match with more defending than attacking. We believe we have a great opportunity.feedback

Fernando Santos

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

Juan Carlos Osorio

We're playing the champions of Europe and the world champions, the Copa America champions are in the other group. It's very even. I can only tell you that with the squad Portugal brought, it's basically the best team they could have, apart from Renato Sanches. It's going to be very difficult.feedback

Juan Carlos Osorio

The best way to stop transitions is to defend in your own half and try to avoid that they overcome your defence. Or, we might risk a bit more and go for their goal. You'll see what we do. Let's hope the system works as well as possible. But yes, their transitions are very dangerous, like any team that plays with that system.feedback

Fernando Santos

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

Juan Carlos Osorio

They're coming here to win, which is wonderful for the tournament. You can see they are taking this very seriously. It's the same with Chile. It's an honour to play against the best teams in the world and that's what Mexico really needs.feedback

Fernando Santos

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

Stanislav Cherchesov

I believe we will have the same team as we did in this game against Portugal.feedback

Juan Carlos Osorio

The collective is above the individual, but it is clear that not only in Cristiano, also in Nani, Martins and Quaresma, they have elite players. We also think that ours can do a very good job. We come to compete not against Cristiano Ronaldo, but against the Portuguese national team. Obviously we will have special considerations for him, for the magnificent player that he is.feedback

Fernando Santos

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

Fernando Santos

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

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