Rui Jorge, the Portuguese U-21 coach, reviewed the match against Greece, to qualify for the 2025 European Championship in this category, and talked about the 13 years he spent, today, Sunday, in this role.
“I can’t pinpoint the best moment and the worst moment. I have had very good moments, but also moments of great pain and suffering. But there was a lot I liked and enjoyed being here. It’s true, it’s a completely abnormal history in football, even at national team level, and yet, it’s where I like to be. I have said it a thousand times, as I continue to do everything so that people will also enjoy seeing me here. “And all for the benefit of the players who pass through this space, so that later I can feel good seeing them on other levels.”
Regarding the method of play, the coach confirmed the tactical plan: “In the beginning, we will start the match 4x3x3, unless something happens that we do not expect. But above all, this is the way we usually play and we want to keep playing. The speed we bring to the game, the quality our players have to show, which they usually show, that’s what we hope for tomorrow. [segunda-feira]»
Finally, Basel’s Renato Vega highlighted the “prepared” team.
“We had a good game, a very competitive game in Guimarães, last month [frente à Grécia]. “We know they are a strong competitor, but I think we are ready for the game.”
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