Portugal’s attacking midfielder Bernardo Silva was disappointed and apologized to the fans after Selecao Das Quinas’ shock loss to Serbia.
The Portuguese football team actually only needs to avoid defeat in order to finish at the top of the qualifying group A in order to qualify automatically for the upcoming Qatar 2022 World Cup. However, they had to give up 1-2 against Serbia on Monday (15/11) early morning WIB.
Playing at the Estadio da Luz, the Selecao Das Quinas took a quick lead when the game had only been running for two minutes through Renato Sanches’ strike. However, Dusan Tadic managed to equalize and the winning goal for the Serbian football team was scored by Aleksandr Mitrovic in the 90th minute. As a result, those who are entitled to seal a place qualify automatically for the World Cup. Meanwhile, Bernardo Silva and colleagues had to settle for play-offs.
Final statistics show Portugal also lost control of the ball 58 to 42 percent. While both countries both fired 3 shots on target. Interestingly, in 8 qualifying matches Serbia is unbeaten. 6 of them were able to win.
After the match was over, Bernardo Silva was disappointed with the final result of the Portugal national football match against Serbia and the player who had a career in the Premier League also apologized.
Talk to O Jogo, the player who plays for Manchester City said that Serbia’s opponent was terrible for his country. He said Portugal scored a quick goal, but afterwards could not dominate the game.
Bernardo Silva was disappointed. He explained that Portugal still had a chance to play in the World Cup with a play-off route and he promised to give his best. He explained that when playing in front of thousands of recovered fans, he should have been able to play better.
He apologized because his true fans came to see the Portugal national team win. Even the player said that his country wanted to play dominant since the early minutes, but it didn’t happen. He hopes that his team learns from defeat and can improve.
Portugal is in second place in the final standings of the 2022 World Cup qualifying group A with 17 points.