EURO 2020 - Draw and general discussion

Discussion in 'Portugal: National Teams' started by GoodDead, Nov 20, 2018.

  1. Joe Martelo

    Joe Martelo Member

    Portugal
    Sep 30, 2019
    I agree. But famalicao players such as Lameiras deserve to be considered for the Seleccao.

    Btw I’m not a sporting fan.
    Just a Portugal fan.
     
  2. Joe Martelo

    Joe Martelo Member

    Portugal
    Sep 30, 2019
    Eibar lost 3-0 to Barcelona but I watched the game and Paulo Oliveira played fairly well.
     
  3. Joe Martelo

    Joe Martelo Member

    Portugal
    Sep 30, 2019
    Felix picked up an injury today could be out for 3-4 weeks. Will likely miss the next Portugal matches.

    Goncalo Paciencia scored
    Two for Frankfurt yesterday.

    Next game against Lithuania, I would go:

    ——————-Patricio—————
    Semedo——Fonte—Dias——Cancelo
    —————-Danilo—Neves————-
    Bernardo—————————CR7
    —————-Paciencia—-AS9
     
  4. trebaruna

    trebaruna Member

    Jun 13, 2017
    Los Angeles
    Portugal's main problem has been the defense. Pepe is no longer a NT-tier player, and hasn't been for a while. During his prime, he was no doubt the best FB Portugal ever had, but he's an embarrassment now. FS needs to stop calling him and give Domingos Duarte, Ferro, Paulo Oliveira, and why not Edge Ié a chance.
     
  5. portugamerifinn

    portugamerifinn Member+

    Feb 22, 2005
    Bay Area / London
    Paciencia was really impressive yesterday. He showed great strength to hold off a defender and composure to finish the first goal, then calmly scored a PK (that he earned with shot stopped by a handball), and also had a beautiful heel-flick for an assist ruled just offside.

    He's no Usain Bolt, but he has been good and scored goals all season. Portugal could really use a true striker on the pitch right now, especially against weaker sides like the two it has to beat next month.
     
  6. Joe Martelo

    Joe Martelo Member

    Portugal
    Sep 30, 2019
    I agree. That’s why we should play my lineup. We need to score goals against Lithuania and Luxembourg.

    When I rewatched the Ukraine game, I really felt that we lacked presence in the area. We should have subbed on Andre Silva as CR7 was being crowded out.
     
  7. Jonathan Pimentel

    Aug 29, 2013
    Club:
    SL Benfica
    I would be perfectly find giving Paciencia a shot, but, also on a short leash..

    given how urgent these next two games are.. im generally against experimenting with players and tactics in these situations, but the inclusion of a true in the box type strike is hardly messing with tactics.

    Not sure i would use 2 DM's in this situation although given Neves ability and willingness to shoot from distance, may not be the worst thing.
     
  8. The Special One

    The Special One Member+

    Aug 6, 2005
    Considering that Felix is on the Balon Dor list it’s incredible how off the mark you guys are.
     
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  9. palynka

    palynka Member

    Jun 7, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Pepe is one of the top CB we ever had, but between him and Ricardo Carvalho I'm not sure I'd pick Pepe.
     
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  10. The Special One

    The Special One Member+

    Aug 6, 2005
    Both great servants to the National team but considering his performance at Euro 2016 I’d go Pepe
     
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  11. figueira

    figueira Member

    Feb 8, 2007
    NJ
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    List selected for Nov14 and Nov17 games:

    Guarda-redes: Beto (Goztepe), José Sá (Olympiakos) e Rui Patrício (Wolverhampton).

    Defesas: Ricardo Pereira (Leicester), Nélson Semedo (Barcelona), José Fonte (Lille), Pepe (FC Porto), Rúben Dias (Benfica), Rúben Semedo (Olympiakos), Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund) e Mário Rui (Nápoles).

    Médios: Danilo Pereira (FC Porto), Rúben Neves (Wolverhampton), Bruno Fernandes (Sporting), João Mário (Lokomotiv), João Moutinho (Wolverhampton), Pizzi (Benfica), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Bruma (PSV) e Daniel Podence (Olympiakos).

    Avançados: André Silva e Gonçalo Paciência (Eintracht Frankfurt), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Éder (Lokomotiv) e Diogo Jota (Wolverhampton).

    Notícia alterada: Jota (Benfica) por Diogo Jota (Woverhampton).
     
  12. figueira

    figueira Member

    Feb 8, 2007
    NJ
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Again same crap selected
    Raphael Guerreiro, Joao Mario, Joao Moutinho, Pizzi
     
  13. verde-rubro

    verde-rubro Member+

    Portugal
    Jan 15, 2005
    LONDON
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Pepe went off injured tonight not sure how bad
     
  14. Jonathan Pimentel

    Aug 29, 2013
    Club:
    SL Benfica

    I dont fully understand some of these selections. I guess thats why i am not the trainer of the NT, right? Maybe im not supposed to get them.
     
  15. Joe Martelo

    Joe Martelo Member

    Portugal
    Sep 30, 2019
    Delighted to see Joao Mario included as he has been terrific for locomotive. I think he will be back to his stellar euro 2016 form shortly. Also, well deserved call up for Paciencia who has been the revelation of the bundesliga during the early stages of the current campaign,

    To get the most out of Joao Mario, he should be playing in the number 10 position.

    My starting eleven based on the squad call-ups.

    I would run a 4-1-2-1-1 diamond type formation with CR7 in a free role behind Paciencia who has the physicality to outmuscle Lithuanian and Luxembourgese defenders . Pizzi and Bernardo’s work rate in midfield will be important. Joao Mario with freedom to roam and use his innate talent to thread through balls to Ronaldo and Paciencia

    Semedo and Guerreiro to push up as wingbacks when in possession .

    ————————-Patricio——————-
    Semedo———Pepe—-Dias———Guerreiro
    ————————Danilo———————-
    —————-B.Silva———Pizzi———-
    ———————-J.Mario——————-
    ————————-CR7——————-
    ————————-Paciencia————
     
  16. Joe Martelo

    Joe Martelo Member

    Portugal
    Sep 30, 2019
    I agree with Santos this time. I have coached some elite level youth teams and a lot of it to be honest comes from day to day dealings with the players and intuition.

    I’ve had parents of rich kids even try to pay me under the table to play their son, and I have declined.
     
  17. verde-rubro

    verde-rubro Member+

    Portugal
    Jan 15, 2005
    LONDON
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Ronaldo sub off again problem with his knee
     
  18. verde-rubro

    verde-rubro Member+

    Portugal
    Jan 15, 2005
    LONDON
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Pepe and Nélson Semedo, João Mário are all out of our 2 qualifiers
    Ronaldo may be as well?
     
  19. prodigal_mind

    prodigal_mind Member

    none
    Portugal
    Jul 3, 2018
    Not really big losses at all considering we will be playing farmer teams. Would be good games to start Pizzi and Bruno Fernandes who specialize in these types of matches
     
  20. HandofAbel

    HandofAbel Member

    Liverpool FC
    Portugal
    Jun 19, 2017
    eu estou aqui
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
  21. ScpBoy77

    ScpBoy77 Member

    SCP
    Portugal
    Sep 20, 2018
    1-0 Ronaldo scores PK. It was a good call by the ref.
     
  22. HandofAbel

    HandofAbel Member

    Liverpool FC
    Portugal
    Jun 19, 2017
    eu estou aqui
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Serbia also already up 1-0 on Luxembourg
     
  23. HandofAbel

    HandofAbel Member

    Liverpool FC
    Portugal
    Jun 19, 2017
    eu estou aqui
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Capitão again

    On 97 international goals
     
  24. ScpBoy77

    ScpBoy77 Member

    SCP
    Portugal
    Sep 20, 2018
    That was a great finish on Ronaldo's 2nd goal. He's looking good, but then again we're playing Lithuania lol
     
  25. verde-rubro

    verde-rubro Member+

    Portugal
    Jan 15, 2005
    LONDON
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Looking good sleek and fast passing
     

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