Bruno Fernandes said he thought Cristiano Ronaldo had scored Portugal’s opener in their 2-0 win over Uruguay on Monday despite the fact that he was credited with the objective.
Even though Cristiano Ronaldo was credited with the goal, Bruno Fernandes claimed that he believed he had scored the opening goal for Portugal in their 2-0 victory over Uruguay on Monday.
Ronaldo, an experienced striker, was just inches away from making contact with the ball when the Manchester United midfielder’s cross that was aimed at him flew straight in.
After Uruguay was given a penalty for handball late in the game, Fernandes scored the second goal from the spot. He was named man of the match. The success ensured Portugal’s advancement to the last 16 in Qatar.
According to Fernandes, “I celebrated as if it had been Cristiano’s goal, it seemed like he had touched the ball, my aim was to cross the ball for him.”
“The most important thing is that we were able to advance to the next round and get a very important win over a very tough opponent.”
We know we will find a very organized team in front of us with a huge skill set, as we’ve seen in their last matches,” added Fernandes, warning that Portugal would need to be at their best in their final group match on Friday against South Korea.
“We have watched South Korea play because we have played at different times. We have one more match to win, and that is our goal.
Instead of focusing on Fernandes, Portugal coach Fernando Santos chose to praise the entire team.
Santos stated, “I think it’s the result of the team’s work.”The player will not put in a good performance if the team plays poorly.
“I think the team has played well in the first two games.
Because Portugal’s goalkeeper Diogo Costa stopped two crucial shots, I don’t think we should focus on individual players.”