Nani has dismissed accusations that Portugal are boring and protecting.
A ultimate-minute aim in extra time helped Portugal progress to the quarterfinals with a 1-zero win over Croatia on Saturday, but Nani and his teammates struggled to create chances for the third time in four games at the eu Championship.
But, the Fenerbahce winger believes that the three-three draw with Hungary that booked Portugal a gap inside the knockout levels proved that his facet are able to gambling thrilling soccer.
And the previous Manchester United midfielder also denied that this Portugal squad are 2016’s equal of the 2004 Greece aspect, who won the Euros with a chain of protecting displays.
“I do no longer see it like that — we’ve played 4 games and Portugal can’t be as compared to Greece,” Nani stated. “we have played one of a kind games in extraordinary approaches. I think we’ve performed well and towards Hungary, for instance, we scored a variety of dreams and put on an exhibition in assault.
“but it’s clear that it can’t always be like that. Our goal is to move as some distance as possible and if we need to sacrifice gambling well in an effort to do get a end result, we will accomplish that.”
Nani made his a centesimal appearance for the national crew against Croatia and believes that he’s gambling as well as he ever has beforehand of Thursday’s quarterfinal in opposition to Poland.
“I feel top,” Nani stated. “i’m here to assist Portugal and probably i am inside the nice form i’ve ever been with the country wide team. I have come to this Euros to assist out, score goals and make a contribution to the success of the group.
“we’ve got an objective that’s to win the identify and we can do the entirety to attain it.”