"We do not worry about what happens in the other group".
In Portugal's first game against Mexico, their back line was exposed as slow to react on crosses. "In recent days we have worked only on our next opponents", Santos said yesterday.
Ronaldo stepped up and made no mistake from the spot, 1-0 to Portugal. Mexico brought the game to a logical victory, making Hudson's team fourth consecutive defeat.
After Herrera's introduction, Javier Aquino forced New Zealand keeper Stefan Marinovic into a left-handed save, before Giovani dos Santos fired over. The top two teams advance to the semifinals. It certainly won't against New Zealand. We are aware of that.
European champion, meanwhile, fully confirms its status QC favorite.
Several players could be rested by Portugal. The game is not limited to 90 minutes.
Tomorrow's match is a genuine David vs Goliath contest, but also epitomizes the beauty of football in many ways.
Defender Luis Neto said the objective is to finish top of the group.
"All our players are fit and confident. They're a team with great spirit and capacity".
And Peralta hit the victor in the 72nd minute when Aquino pulled the ball back for the 33-year-old to find the net.
"They complicated life for Mexico a lot", Santos acknowledged. "We have guys who are self-confident and who are only thinking about today's job". "We are thinking about how to achieve results", Hudson said.
One of the best chances for Russian Federation came in the 72nd when the substitute IgorSmolnikov took a shot from very close range, but it went over the crossbar. We had a chance to get a draw.
"It's good to look at the fact that we won four games".
Deklan Wynne and Kip Colvey, who will likely come in for young Dane Ingham, will make up the left and right wingbacks respectively. "I hope we're not going to be surprised but we have to be very vigilant against the New Zealanders".
"I would like to apologise to our fans, the way I spoke to one of their assistant coaches was not okay", said Osorio.