New coach of Spain, Fernando Hierro is confident that his team will still be able to show their quality.
He said, "It is true that there is very little time to prepare, but the moment is here and we are clear about what we want to achieve".
Hierro recognises the quality of Portugal team, especially their superstar Ronaldo. He told that the challenge that this Portugal side will present, but he is 100% confident his team are more than prepared to face Portugal.
How about Portugal ? How about Ronaldo ?
Now, 33, he is competing in his fourth World Cup, a trophy that is missing from his ever-expanding cabinet.
Fernando Santos, the Portugal coach, has wanted the team to keep a quiet profile and so far he has been successful.
Cristiano Ronaldo just needs one last big blockbuster. He realizes that Lopetegui saga may have just given him the boost to script a beautiful story.