The manager of the Swiss national football team Vladimir Petkovic held a press conference in Porto on Tuesday, ahead of the UEFA Nations League semi-final against Portugal.
Petkovic said that he respects Portugal, but that his side was not looking to just participate in the semi-final, rather to win and qualify for the final match.
Petkovic also acknowledged the importance of Cristiano Ronaldo... Еще for Portugal, but stressed that their opponents were not dependent on one player.
Granit Xhaka, midfielder for the Swiss national football team, echoed his manager's words on Cristiano Ronaldo, adding, «we look forward not only to meet Ronaldo but also to play the match tomorrow and we will try to give our best.»
The UEFA Nations League semi-final match between Portugal and Switzerland is due to be played at the Estadio do Dragao in Porto on Wednesday. Kick off is set at 19:45 GMT. The better side will go on to play in the final against the winner between the Netherlands and England.
The UEFA Nations League final is due to be played at the Estadio do Dragao in Porto on June 9.