Portugal national football team manager Fernando Santos spoke ahead of Saturday's clash between Portugal and France at a press conference on Friday.
«Of course it is decisive, no one denies it anymore. But Portugal and France, the world champions and the European champions, have already gone through many decisive matches in order to become world and European champions,” said Santos.
The reigning European champions Portugal face the world champions France in Group A3 of the UEFA Nations League.
The result could be decisive for qualifying for the semi-finals of the second edition of the competition that Portugal won in 2019.
Whoever wins will be through to the next phase, while a draw would keep things alive until the final matches on Tuesday.
«It's one of those games, like all the big team games, that deserves an audience, a full stadium,” said Santos.
Mandatory Credit: Federacao Portuguesa de Futebol.