Portugal coach Fernando Santos was in a good mood following his side’s 2-0 win over Uruguay at the on-going 2022 World Cup in Qatar on Monday.
The former European champions secured their place in the last 16 with the victory at Lusail Stadium.
After a goalless first half, Bruno Fernandes broke the deadlock in the 54th minute before tucking away the spot kick in the dying embers of the game to seal a comfortable for Fernando Santos’ side.
“We started to get very high, it’s better to be calm”, he said after the game.
“It was a well-deserved victory, the team did what we asked for. We’re through now. We’re going to keep working to improve what there is to improve. What’s important is that we were a solid team, we showed a very strong unit.
“That’s how we’re going to achieve it do positive things. We will always work like this. We want to speak joy to the Portuguese and to ourselves.”