He added, “I feel that I have no less motivation than my first continental participation in 2004 (his team lost the final at home to Greece 0-1). We are the champions of the last edition and we will be part of the candidate teams to win the cup.”
He continued in a video broadcast by the local federation: “We have to improve some small things, but the work (preparations) has been completed.”
He explained: “Now the ball has to go in order for the Portuguese team to do their best and make the best start by beating Hungary.”
The draw did not spare the Portuguese team, crowned with the title in the last edition that was held in France in 2016, by defeating the host country 1-0 after the extension, because it dropped it in the “group of death” with world champion France and Germany, where it will meet with the latter on the current 19 and then finish the journey with “Cocks” on June 23.