Portugal defender Ruben Dias want his teammates to focus on beating Ghana in the World Cup opener on Thursday, November 24, 2022.
Even though Portugal is considered as one of the countries favorite to win the competition, Ruben Dias want the focus to be on beating Ghana.
“For everyone, the only thing on our mind is to beat Ghana. Without it, everything is different. We have to think one game at a time because it’s the best way to chart a victorious path. Now the focus is on beating Ghana and nothing else,”the Manchester City defender said at a press conference.
When asked about the confidence of the Portugal team, Dias said, “I can only speak with propriety of what I think. And my conviction is that we cannot think about it [winning the trophy], we have to think game by game.
“I’ve seen teams that started to draw or lose and won, that can be relative. But we always want to win. In a competition like this, it is important to remember that it is a long competition and we need to have a lot of resilience.”