No time to dwell on it… Within hours of the final whistle in the game against PSG, the young midfielders was off to link up with his international teammates and answer questions from the press about the two forthcoming matches: "Even though the France game is a friendly, it will be a good test against a very strong side. The second match (against Albania) is even more important, because it will count towards qualification for Euro 2016. We will play to win both games."
Bernardo Silva also offered some news of Joao Moutinho, called up but ultimately forced to withdraw from the squad by the right ankle sprain picked up against LOSC: "Joao came here, he made the journey from Monaco. Unfortunately, the results of the medical tests meant he couldn't stay. We're really sorry to lose him. He's upset that he won't be able to help his team in these two games."
With humility, the AS Monaco playmaker indicated his readiness to put his talents at the service of the Portugal team: " If the coach calls on me, I'll do my best. I'm here to help."
Bernardo Silva and Ricardo Carvalho will face France in Lisbon on Friday 4 September, before heading to Tirana to take on Albania and consolidate their position at the top of their group in the race to qualify for Euro 2016.