The Eurocup is about to start and in 90min we are going to analyze the teams that make up the group of death. The chosen one to start is Portugal.
The Portuguese have many options up front and defense but they are somewhat scarcer in the center of the field. Perhaps, taking into account the rivals he will have in front of, it does not seem to be the greatest of his problems. It is a team that despite having immense quality players in the 3/4 area, feels much more comfortable when the opponent is the one who gets hold of the ball. They already won a Eurocup five years ago displaying a very inconspicuous football.
The starting goalkeeper will continue to be Rui Patricio, although the possibility that Anthony Lopes will snatch the position from him due to some bad game from the Wolves goalkeeper is there.
The sides seem to have owners. The right-handed lane bears the name of Joao Cancelo, who in his selection will have to fulfill a totally different role from the one he performs with Guardiola. On the left side Guerreiro also has his position secured. As for the centrals, one will be Rúben Días and the other Pepe. It should be noted that they have a great starting defense, but with few guaranteed defenders on the bench.
Danilo Pereira, Bruno Fernandes and Renato Sanches will be in charge of commanding the midfield. Despite being three great players, he is the weakest part of the team. In a match where they need to have something else, the ball can use João Moutinho, and if what they need is to score a goal, Rúben Neves’ shots from outside the area would be the best option.
Up front Cristiano Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva seem to have their place secured. These are two players of immense quality who are a fundamental piece in their respective teams. The third place can be occupied by Diogo Jota or Joao Félix, even throwing Ronaldo to a band and having André Silva occupy the most centered position.
You have a lot of ballots to go to the next round if all goes according to plan. Alternatives are plenty. Your worst enemy? She herself.