Euro 2016: Coaches of Poland, Portugal comment on upcoming game
12:57, 30 June 2016

Euro 2016: Coaches of Poland, Portugal comment on upcoming game

The teams about to go head-to-head in the first quarterfinal match at Euro 2016

12:57, 30 June 2016

Adam Nawalka, Poland:

I think we have proved what we're capable of but let's wait until the match. We know our strengths and that we are capable of going through. It's no surprise that we've got results at this tournament. We've been making good progress and we expect to deliver a high level of football. Portugal are a team with great potential who like to attack, but they can also defend. What's very clear is that when they recover possession, they are very dangerous on the counterattack. We're expecting a difficult match but we want to control it according to our own game plan.

Fernando Santos, Portugal:

We [Greek national team; Santos trained Greece at the time, - 112 International] faced Poland in the opening match four years ago and I recall it quite clearly. There are players left over from that team: Kuba [Błaszczykowski], Lewandowski and a couple more. Of course their team has grown since then - they’re a very strong team - we saw that in qualifying and also in the group stages of this competition. They beat Germany in qualifying and drew against them here. But tomorrow’s match has nothing to do with the 2012 match. It’s going to be a match between two very good teams who want to progress to the semi-finals. My counterpart believes Poland will go through. I believe we will go through. There are no favourites - it’s 50:50.

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