The game of a football team is also a reflection of the state of mind of the protagonists. When there is confidence, everything flows spontaneously and almost mechanically, but when that precious ingredient is missing, football can turn into a dangerous roller coaster of constant emotions.
This was the case of Portugal-Ghana, a game in which the team was more restless than expected, made more defensive mistakes than expected and ended with their hearts in their hands, waiting for the referee’s last whistle to be able to breathe. of relief. When you watch Portugal’s games, there is always a strange feeling in the air and a huge doubt about the origin of so many interruptions. The selection has players of enormous quality, playing in the best teams in the world, but this raw material of unsuspected value does not yield what one would expect on the field. There is a huge blockage that the coach needs to resolve to return creativity, sharpness, fantasy and effectiveness, attributes that were not always present against Ghana. The first path will be to return the tranquility that has long seemed to be a mirage in the tightest moments, then there will be the tactical debate and even the selection of eleven. When the national team concedes a goal, it collapses like a house of cards. And he only breathes with relief when he scores. So, in this ups and downs of strong emotions, it will be difficult to be consistent in the Worlds.