Paulo Bento who is the coach of Portugal after their 1-0 win over Mexico in a warm up match played on Friday admits that a lot need to be done. The friendly match did not feature Cristiano Ronaldo who has a very great impact on his team.
With just 4 days to the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Portugal as a team seem to be much worried concerning the fitness of Ronaldo. When they played Greece last weekend in a friendly match, Ronaldo was not present and they ended up in scoreless draw.
Bruno Alves is the player who saved Portugal from a goalless draw. Nani who plays for Manchester United and Eder failed to make an impact during the match hence leaving the Portugal boss with lots of worries concerning the final friendly match scheduled on Tuesday next week when they face Republic of Ireland.
Ronaldo who is nursing both thigh and knee injury has not played the last 2 friendly match, a situation that is worrying as far as the 2014 FIFA World Cup is concerned. Bento says that there was a lot of struggle in the warm up match against Mexico more so when the game had just begun.
Portugal is in Group G that consists of Ghana, USA and Germany. Bento said that the group is competitive hence it will be a difficult undertaking sailing through the group stage which is their first goal.
He says that there are some of the things that need to be looked into critically before the start of the summer tournament. On the other hand, Mexico seem to be sharing similar problems with Portugal.
They were defeated by Bosnia in a warm up match that was played on Tuesday. There was less done to convince that they will outsmart Brazil on 17th June. Miguel Herrera however said that there is a week for them to correct on their mistake before heading to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.