Statements by goalkeeper Diogo Costa, who made his debut for the main team of Portugal in the particular against Qatar.
Premiere sensations: “It’s a feeling of great pride. Above all, it’s extra motivation, for the work I’ve done to get here and to continue to learn and work with each passing day.”
Little Work: “For me, these games are the most difficult, because we don’t touch the ball very little. That’s why the concentration is even stronger than in other games.”
Nervousness: “I think so. Every player has that ‘pet’ and that anxiety, but it’s something that luckily I can control well. Just believe in me and think about what I’ve worked to get here. to believe and always work.”
Goals in Selection: “Now, clearly, it’s about winning everything that has to do with the national team. I think that’s the goal of every player in this group.”
Are you going to save a sweater or give it to someone in particular? “This shirt will be for me, because it’s basically a reward for the work I’m doing and will continue to do it.”
Advice from Rui Patrício and Anthony Lopes: “Of course they are. They are a big group, not just the goalkeepers, and they received me very well. I am very grateful for this moment.”