This Group 3 fixture in the UEFA Nations Cup will be harder on the pitch than it looks on paper.
Consider the facts: Poland went on the pitch against a well-rated Italian side and managed to eke out a draw. Sure, the Italians were profligate and all that, and Mario Balotelli’s return to the NT hasn’t yielded much yet, but the truth is that the Poles did a great job in this fixture. They will be proud of the results and are now looking directly into the eyes of a feared foe in Portugal. Regardless, Robert Lewandowski will be all fired up and ready to go.
The Portuguese have always been about hard work and poise, and players like Cristiano Ronaldo are the ultimate manifestation of talent and hard work. Their young starts such as Renato Sanches have an opportunity to shine going forward, and that will be a sight for sore eyes.