The goalkeeper of the Serbian national football team, Predrag Rajković, said today that his team will do its best in the upcoming match against Portugal in order to avoid the barrage and qualify directly for the World Cup.

“I can’t say that we are relieved by securing the barrage. We want to go to the World Cup from the first place. We have a good opportunity to do that. We know that the opponent is difficult and to play away, but we will do our best. to make a good result and not to have that barrage “, said Rajković at the press conference.

On Sunday, the football players of Serbia will visit Portugal, in the decisive match of the qualifications for the World Cup.

Serbia is currently first on the table of Group A qualification for the World Cup with 17 points, ie it has one point more than Portugal, which has one match less. Before that duel in Lisbon, the Portuguese football players will visit the Republic of Ireland. That match is scheduled for Thursday.

Rajković pointed out that the main star of Portugal is Cristiano Ronaldo, but that the team still has a lot of good individuals in the attack.

“If we defend ourselves concentrated for all 90 minutes, I don’t think it will be easy for them to threaten us. Our goal is to be compact all the time and try to resist all attacks,” Rajkovic said.

Asked whether he analyzed how Ronaldo shoots penalties or how Bruno Fernandez takes free kicks, Rajković said that he did watch the matches in which the Portuguese national team played, but not with the intention of analyzing them.

“We know their qualities and their power, and by the game we will see their flaws and see what we can use. There is no special preparation, but I hope there will be no free kicks or penalties, that I will not have the need to defend that.” said Rajkovic.

The goalkeeper of Serbia made a big mistake in dribbling in the match with Azerbaijan, and today he stated that he thinks that he will not do it anymore.

“Mistakes are an integral part of football, we all make mistakes. I had good intentions … My teammates and the coach gave me great support after that … I don’t think I will dribble anymore … only if it is set up that way, but I will not,” he said. is Rajković with a smile.

Serbia will play a friendly match against Qatar before the match with Portugal, on Thursday at the “Rajko Mitic” stadium.

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