It is one of the greatest triumphs in his career. 2016 Ricardo Carvalho of Portugal is on the side of Superstar Cristiano Ronaldo champion of Europe. The now 41-may Year call also a UEFA Champions League winner (2004, Porto) and the Portuguese, Spanish and English masters.
a VIEW has been taken in Carvalho before the Start of the Final 4 tournament. Switzerland is playing today in the semi-final against his Portuguese. “Of the Swiss I know, only the striker who plays for Benfica, Seferovic. The Rest I don’t really follow it,” the former Central defender, who has passed for Chelsea over 210 games.
“The Fans expect a trophy”
The game takes the current European Champions but anything other than lightly. Carvalho: “It is very important for Portugal to win this tournament. We play at home, the pressure is there. The Fans expect the national team will get this trophy.”
Portugal has lost two of the last three games against Switzerland. In 2008, the EM (0:2), and in 2016, the world Cup qualification (0:2). The last game in October 2017 goes to the Italians (2:0, world Cup qualification game). “For me, there are no favorites,” says Carvalho. “Clearly, Portugal is playing at home, we have Ronaldo and other great players, but Switzerland is a strong Team.”
the hopes of The Portuguese, to rest on Superstar Ronaldo (85 goals in 156 Games for Portugal). “He can make all the difference. The all expect of him.”
The winner of the match plays in the Final against the winner of the match Holland – England. “Holland plays currently very strong. And England will have a really good Team with young, talented players,” says Carvalho of the possible opponents. “We need to take a step – by-step, and the Swiss beat. Then we look further.”