It’s a super Saturday and 2018 FIFA World Cup brings up an exciting pre-quarters between Portugal and Uruguay. Tonight, Cristiano Ronaldo’s men will take on Uruguay at Fisht Stadium. The match will start at 11.30 PM IST. A win here and the team would advance to the next round of the FIFA World Cup. Ahead of the important contest Uruguay boss Oscar Tabarez took a jibe at the Portugal captain and said that the team is not really bothered about him. He also said that they are closer to winning the game.
While addressing the press, Oscar Tabarez said, “We are going to have to work collectively. We’re going to take him seriously but I’m not going to obsess over it. We aren’t going to lose any sleep over him. We’ll be focused. But nine of those Portuguese players on that pitch are European Champions. That speaks of their collective quality."
He talked about a few plans to stop Ronaldo. “We have a couple of ideas regarding our opponents. Some of my players know them better than I do. I’ve told them they need to be calm. We’ve got a lot of experience out there and there’s plenty of opportunity to spring a surprise," he said. Tabarez spoke about Uruguay’s chances of winning the World Cup. "We’ve been working together towards this for 12 years. We’ve made it to the World Cup and in the last three matches ,we have shown what we can achieve. I think we are closer than ever to it,” he added