Vitinja held a press conference a few days before the Euro 2024 qualifying match against Slovakia.
The Seleção is back for another international break. The Euro 2024 qualifiers resume and the Portuguese are preparing to face Slovakia (08/09) and Luxembourg (11/09). And Vitinya appeared in front of the microphones and answered questions from journalists Press Conference. The importance of the upcoming duels, their role in Roberto Martinez’s system, the idea that the call-up list is a restricted group: the PSG midfielder had to answer many questions.
Complicated matches are coming
However, Portugal lead the group, just two points ahead of Slovakia, and five ahead of Luxembourg.
These two teams will face the Seleçao this month, and Vitinha knows it will be important to get the six points: “We expect two difficult matches, as always. These two shocks will be crucial to guarantee our ticket to the Euros. If we win these two matches, we will be on the verge of qualification. So we will focus to the maximum because these are very important battles.”
Selecao? closed group? of course no
In recent days, Roberto Martinez’s call-up has been the target of much criticism. Some claim that Portugal would have become a closed group, but Vitheña disagrees “They are wrong. The Seleção is an open door for everyone. Those who haven’t been called up should know that. They have to do their best at the club to have the chance to wear the Portuguese colours. Those present should also know that if they don’t give 100% they probably won’t get it.” Then call them.”
The game system is not a problem
While he has been playing in a three-man environment at PSG since the arrival of Luis Enrique, Vitinha will find the Seleção and Roberto Martinez (3-4-3) system. When asked about it, he said no problem: “At Porto, I played in a two-man environment, most of the time with Uribe. So the fact that there are only two midfielders in the eleven does not bother me.”
” Little Victor He also added that he is ready to fight on the green rectangle despite his lack of playing time: “We all hope to get more playing minutes. But if I have to take the field, I will be ready to help the team.”
A year of maturity at Paris Saint-Germain
It has been a tumultuous first year away from his home country for the Santo Tirso native, however I assume It comes out more mature: It’s been a year of growth. We’ve been through tough times and this has allowed me to mature. I am ready for whatever may happen now. »