EURO 2020: Reigning, Defending, Champions Of Europe General Discussion

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

  1. RedBullSeven

    RedBullSeven Member+

    Apr 28, 2012
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    We are probably going to get Italy from pot 1, France from pot 2, lol.
     
  2. ScpBoy77

    ScpBoy77 Member

    SCP
    Portugal
    Sep 20, 2018
    Pot 1, pot 2 it doesn't really matter what place we finish because we usually get the group of death anyway, lol.
     
  3. SCP_16

    SCP_16 Red Card

    Aug 8, 2004
    Portugal
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    oh please. GTFO out of here with that shit. What retarded Britt terminology did you want me to use? "Kit"?

    Stick to the topic at hand.
     
  4. RedBullSeven

    RedBullSeven Member+

    Apr 28, 2012
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    I see it differently, whichever group gets Portugal becomes the group of death. We aren’t lock in with them, it’s that they are lock in with us! Forca!

     
  5. benficafan3

    benficafan3 Member+

    Nov 16, 2005
    lol a couple weeks ago when he scored his first Champions League goal he was being lauded by the Spanish press as showing why he was bought for such a large fee. A couple weeks before that they were questioning his value. A couple weeks before that when he was ripping teams to shreds in pre-season he was being lauded by the Spanish press as showing why he was bought for such a large fee. Rinse and repeat.

    He's 19, just got bought by one of the biggest clubs in the world for a fee that is 10x what Man United bought Ronaldo for, a fee that is Top 5 in the entire history of the sport. On top of that, he's basically been told that his country expects him to eventually be able to ceaselessly transfer the mantle from Ronaldo, the greatest player Portugal has had and will ever have. Needless to say, I think the kid is going through quite a lot right now and poor performances can be understood and even excused.

    What cannot be excused is Fernando Santos putting Joao Mario in the Starting XI. To not only disrupt the midfield that he has been successively going with in recent times but to include a player who hasn't even been good enough to get called up during said recent times boggles the mind. He actually thought Joao Mario would bring more to the team yesterday than Bruno Fernandes. Crazy.
     
  6. GoodDead

    GoodDead Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2004
    Toronto Canada
    Club:
    Sporting Braga
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    You blame Mario? Not the guy blocking shots for Ukraine and being aimlessly offiside for no reason? At least Mario completed attacking passes and gave an outlet to players. Felix looked like he was picking flowers from the field.

    And for the record I do not see anything in Bruno Fernandes to warrant his praise either.
     
  7. benficafan3

    benficafan3 Member+

    Nov 16, 2005
    No, I blame the coach who is inconsistent in his Starting XI and consequently disrupts the ability for this team to gather cohesiveness and chemistry, as is often the biggest detriment to a national team.

    Bruno Fernandes is a much-vaunted player who is not only responsible, between his goals and assists, for most of his club's goals this season, just last season he broke the European record for goals in a season by a midfielder. Against the Dutch in the recent final, he was undoubtedly one of the best if not best players on the field so he certainly isn't a player that is consistently unable to bring his club form to the NT, as was actually the case for a long time with Bernardo Silva. And this was a final.

    https://www.90min.com/posts/6387330...s-hosts-secure-inaugural-nations-league-glory

    'STAR MAN - Bruno Fernandes


    In a team blessed with attacking talent, it was the Sporting CP man who caused the most havoc for the Netherlands with some instinctive and creative play in midfield.'

    Joao Mario wishes he was in Bruno Fernandes' shoes.
     
  8. Area 51

    Area 51 Member+

    Sep 5, 2009
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
  9. Joe Martelo

    Joe Martelo Member

    Portugal
    Sep 30, 2019
    Bad news.

    William is amazing.
    Also was frustrated yesterday. I take back my comments on Joao Felix.
    He is a great player I am just disappointed he hasn’t performed to his ability .

    FORCA PORTUGAL.
    We will still
    Qualify and be a contender !
     
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  10. grassman

    grassman Member

    May 18, 2006
    Toronto
    Club:
    SL Benfica
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
  11. SCP_16

    SCP_16 Red Card

    Aug 8, 2004
    Portugal
    Club:
    Sporting CP Lisbon
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
  12. palynka

    palynka Member

    Jun 7, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Félix is very young, so I expected a lot of irregularity in performances. The attitude was disappointing, definitely. Still I'd be happy with him starting but sub him quickly if he doesn't put the work in.

    Ronaldo also needs to have a word with him. Captains need to help the manager in getting players to put in the work. And if he doesn't learn...then bench.
     
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  13. HandofAbel

    HandofAbel Member

    Liverpool FC
    Portugal
    Jun 19, 2017
    eu estou aqui
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    William Carvalho’s surgery went well according to reports. He’s expected to miss a minimum of 3-4 months.
     
  14. Area 51

    Area 51 Member+

    Sep 5, 2009
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    He'll be back in March then...leaving 2 months to get back into form before the Euros. Tight timeline.
     
  15. Joe Martelo

    Joe Martelo Member

    Portugal
    Sep 30, 2019
    Why not call up Eder for the next couple of
    Games? He is a guy who gives 100 percent.
     
  16. grassman

    grassman Member

    May 18, 2006
    Toronto
    Club:
    SL Benfica
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    minimum of 3-4 months.

    More likely he will be back in May if everything goes right. Worst case scenario is he now has less hip support "Less mobility" and nerve damage "Limp and or crippled foot"
     
  17. BatatasFritas

    BatatasFritas Member+

    Nov 29, 2004
    Toronto
    Club:
    FC Porto
    This is very bad news considering how injury prone Danilo is
     
  18. Jonathan Pimentel

    Aug 29, 2013
    Club:
    SL Benfica
    We still have Ruben Neves who can fill that DM role, although i am not sold on Neves defensive game, therefore i would agree with you.. this is very bad news.
     
  19. verde-rubro

    verde-rubro Member+

    Portugal
    Jan 15, 2005
    LONDON
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    question for you benfica tossers
    Ferro is he any good, could he be ready to line up along side
    Dias in the national team?
    only thing i've seen of him was last year, his goal in the CL or it was the Europa
     
  20. palynka

    palynka Member

    Jun 7, 2006
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    I'm not benfiquista, but...here's my 2c:

    Ferro is decent, with a great upside. Not as good as Ruben yet but I'd be happy to see him over Pepe with whom I lost all trust. He's given a great service to the NT but it's time to retire. Ferro and Dias could be our 2 CBs for the next decade.
     
  21. grassman

    grassman Member

    May 18, 2006
    Toronto
    Club:
    SL Benfica
    Nat'l Team:
    Portugal
    Two different CB's that compliment each other well.
     
  22. prodigal_mind

    prodigal_mind Member

    none
    Portugal
    Jul 3, 2018
    yes hes amazing. Florentino is the star youth player of Benfica right now. He is incredible
     
  23. Joe Martelo

    Joe Martelo Member

    Portugal
    Sep 30, 2019
    paulo oliveira from eibar is definitely better than ferro.
     
  24. Joe Martelo

    Joe Martelo Member

    Portugal
    Sep 30, 2019
    They compliment each other in leading benfica to the bottom of their champions league group every season.

    Dias has performed
    Well for the seleccao though.
     
  25. The Special One

    The Special One Member+

    Aug 6, 2005
    We should check out the Alverca squad, I hear their players are on the rise
     

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