Portugal boss expects 'a very difficult game' against Morocco

Morocco, victorious against Spain, will meet Portugal on Saturday in the quarter-finals of the 2022 World Cup. The Moroccan selection has shown itself to be a formidable and feared opponent, in particular by the coach of the Nati, Fernando Santos.

After the success of Portugal against Switzerland (6-1), Fernando Santos refuses to ignite and is already thinking of the next meeting against Morocco as he expressed in a press conference.

The Portuguese coach spoke about the last meeting of the two nations in 2018, saying it will be difficult to beat the Atlas Lions who have been solid since the start of the competition.

“I still remember our game against Morocco in the 2018 World Cup. It won’t be an easy task for us, because we are going to play a very difficult game against a team that managed to pull Spain out of the title race. Morocco is going to cause us a lot of problems, because it’s not going to give us a lot of space to develop our game,” he said, before adding:

“Our match in 2018 against Morocco was the most difficult for us during the competition. More difficult than our match against Uruguay which we lost. So I think Morocco will be a very tough opponent. Now we will try to analyze this opponent to make the right decisions before the game”.

Same story from the side of the attacking midfielder of the Nati, Bruno Fernandes who qualifies Morocco as a team “difficult to beat”.

“It’s a game we have to win, against a team that is difficult to beat, a team that has shown a lot of self-sacrifice to get where it is. It is for this reason that we must give everything to try to win this game. We are ready to achieve this goal,” he said.

Walid Regragui’s men continue to write their history, Saturday, December 10 against Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates.

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