Portugal manager Fernando Santos has claimed that the team's draw against Ukraine in their Euro 2020 qualifier was unfair, and insisted that they would bounce back from the result in their quest to successfully defend their title.
Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the team for the first time after the world cup in Russia, after the player and the manager mutually agreed that he could skip the UEFA Nations League.
However, he could not help Portugal get the three points thanks to an inspired performance from the Ukraine goalkeeper.
Santos believes that the team should have got the win, but is confident they can turn around the underwhelming start in the next game against Serbia on Monday.
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"The team was good, but did not win. We deserved to win," he said, according to Goal.
"The players tried, created situations, but we were not able to score.
"Overall the team was well. We didn't win, so you can never say that everything is fine, but we had good periods.