Santos: the Portuguese players are ready to fight with the Chileans on the field

© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva in fotobanka. The confederations Cup in 2017. Training PortugalSantos: the Portuguese players are ready to fight with the Chileans on the field© RIA Novosti / Grigory to Sysoeva the image Bank

Football team Chile always play hard and aggressive, but the Portuguese will not give them the willingness to struggle on the field, said coach Fernando Santos.

The semi-final encounter of confederations Cup between Portugal and Chile will be held on June 28 at «Kazan Arena».

«Team Chile real fighters, they always play aggressive. But in our blood, too, have the willingness to fight. We are on a par with rivals, we will not give them. Against the Chileans always tough to play. This team is able to quickly change tactics and adapt to any opponent. You need to be prepared for that. Chileans have a lot of strong players and not just Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal,» he said to journalists.

The head coach of the Chilean Juan Antonio Pizzi at the time played at Santos, when he coached Porto.

«I’m happy to have worked with Pizzi in «Port». However, short-lived, as he was injured and had surgery. He was professional, a gentleman on the field. We talked a lot on the subject of football. I knew that his future in football. I am pleased to meet him. He’s a good man and a great personality,» added the Portuguese coach.