Portugal currently has 3 points from 2 games and needs to secure at least 1 point to qualify to the Round of 16 in Euro 2020. They face already-qualified France in their last group stage match.
Germany face Hungary and also need 1 point from their match while Hungary will need to win against Germany to qualify.
According to Jose Mourinho, ‘clever’ Cristiano Ronaldo is key to Portugal’s hope of qualifying in Euro 2020.
Mourinho said on Breakfast: “Physically, he is very fit of course. He has changed his game.”
“He is not of course, the winger anymore. He is not even the winger who has the freedom to come inside, he is clearly now a number nine.”
“So he reduces his runs, he reduces his individual actions; he is very clever in the way he manages his game and his energy.”
“He is a finisher; he has two chances and he will score one or two goals, and of course he is still very, very fit to use with power like in the first goal.”
“So he is still a very important player for us.”
Mourinho also said about Bruno Fernandes: “I hope he turns up against France because he is a player with an incredible potential,”
“He can pass, he can score, he can get penalties, he can score penalties, he can score free-kicks and he has a lot to give.”
“But the reality is that, in these two matches, he was not there. Portugal has three fantastic attacking players; Bernardo Silva, Cristiano, Jota.”
“They are three very good players and we need that connection. Until now, Bruno is not playing.”