LISBON: European champions Portugal will not let their guard down during their upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and the Faroe Islands, FC Porto forward Andre Silva said Wednesday (Thursday in Manila).
“We are going to attack as much as possible and try to score as quickly as possible,” he told a news conference before a training session.
“I know that people see us as favorites, we acknowledge we are the favourites, but we can’t let our guard down. We intend to give our all to win in every match.”
Silva, 20, who got his first call up to the senior national squad last month for a friendly against Gibraltar and a World Cup qualifier against Switzerland, said he was proud to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo.
“I have not been in the team for long but he is the best player in the world. Just being near him, in the same team, makes me happy and I hope to score many times alongside him. Of course I am proud,” he said.
Portugal coach Fernando Santos included Silva in his squad for Portugal’s home game against Andorra on Friday and away to the Faroe Islands three days later.