"As I always say, every team qualified for the World Cup wants, and has the potential, to win it. Portugal has nowhere to hide. Our aim is not to be in the final, or the semi-finals or the quarter-finals. First of all we have to think about getting out of a very difficult group. Technically, we know we have the quality to do it."
"Cristiano Ronaldo? He is brilliant. He deserved to win the Ballon d'Or. That prize named him the best player in the world. I hope, after receiving that accolade, he will continue like that at the World Cup. He is very important for Portugal."
"I think the scenario will be good for us in Brazil because they speak Portuguese there. We hope to have a lot of support. And I hope we can turn that to our advantage on the pitch, to win our matches and bring joy to the Portugal fans."