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Serbia: Portugal and Serbia hold training sessions ahead Euro qualifiers

Serbia, Stara Pazova, Belgrade
September 06, 2019 at 22:40 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Serbian and Portuguese national football teams held training sessions in Belgrade and Stara Pazova on Friday, ahead of their UEFA Euro 2020 qualification match.

"We are aware of the fact that Serbian players have good skills and good quality. We know they changed the manager recently so we expect a little bit of a different game. We know they like to use counterattack, just like us. We won't have some big changes in strategy for this game. However, this game is very important for us and for Serbia too, considering that both of us lost some points in the past," said Portugal Manager Fernando Santos.

"We will try to fulfil our manager's requests in the game and we are all focus towards the same goal and that is: Serbia must achieve good result. That's the only thing that matters and we will try to do it by team-play," stated Serbian forward player Dusan Tadic.

During the press conference, both teams admitted that tomorrow's game will be tough considering the quality of Serbia's national team, as well as reigning European Champion Portugal, and that both teams have lost games in the past.

The kick off between Serbia and Portugal is set for 20:45 local time (18.45 GMT) on Saturday at the Red Star's Rajko Mitic stadium in Belgrade.

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The Serbian and Portuguese national football teams held training sessions in Belgrade and Stara Pazova on Friday, ahead of their UEFA Euro 2020 qualification match.

"We are aware of the fact that Serbian players have good skills and good quality. We know they changed the manager recently so we expect a little bit of a different game. We know they like to use counterattack, just like us. We won't have some big changes in strategy for this game. However, this game is very important for us and for Serbia too, considering that both of us lost some points in the past," said Portugal Manager Fernando Santos.

"We will try to fulfil our manager's requests in the game and we are all focus towards the same goal and that is: Serbia must achieve good result. That's the only thing that matters and we will try to do it by team-play," stated Serbian forward player Dusan Tadic.

During the press conference, both teams admitted that tomorrow's game will be tough considering the quality of Serbia's national team, as well as reigning European Champion Portugal, and that both teams have lost games in the past.

The kick off between Serbia and Portugal is set for 20:45 local time (18.45 GMT) on Saturday at the Red Star's Rajko Mitic stadium in Belgrade.

M/S Portuguese football player Christiano Ronaldo enter the pitch in Stara Pazova

C/U Portugal players talk

W/S Portugal players train

W/S Ronaldo and team mates train

M/S Ronaldo and team mates train

W/S Portugal team trains

M/S Joao Felix and his team mates train

M/S Goalkeepers train

C/U Goalkeepers train

W/S Goal keepers train

W/S Manager of Portugal national team Fernando Santos and player Bernardo Silva at the presser

C/U Sign "Football association of Serbia"

SOT, Bernardo Silva , midfielder (Portuguese): "As always, we will try to win. We will organise our team around good defence and attack. We expect a tough and different game. Each game is special and different. This time, Serbia plays at home, so they have an advantage and we expect a little bit of a different game from their side."

W/S Presser

SOT, Fernando Santos, Manager of Portugal football team (Portuguese): "We are aware of the fact that Serbian players have good skills and good quality. We know they changed the manager recently so we expect a little bit of a different game. We know they like to use counterattack, just like us. We won't have some big changes in strategy for this game. However, this game is very important for us and for Serbia too, considering that both of us lost some points in the past."

C/U Journalist

W/S End of presser

M/S Serbian players enter the pitch in Belgrade

M/S Running

M/S Running

W/S Running

C/U Kolarov and Matic run with their team mates

M/S Kolarov and Matic run with their team mates

W/S Training

M/S Nemanja Matic

M/S Training

C/U Aleksandar Kolarov

M/S Training

C/U Training

M/S Training

M/S Goalkeeper trains

SOT, Dusan Tadic, forward (Serbian): "We will try to fulfil our manager's requests in the game and we are all focused on the same goal and that is: Serbia must achieve good result. That's the only thing that matters and we will try to do it by team-play."

M/S Media

C/U Journalist typing

C/U Sign "Serbian football association"

SOT, Ljubisa Tumbakovic, manager of Serbian team (Serbian): "I think too, that teamwork of all players is the best tactic. The team that follow requests and suggestions from its manager, mine or Portuguese, that's something that will decide on who plays better."

W/S End of presser

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