MOSCOW: Portugal striker Andre Silva believes the European champions are nicely geared up to beat Morocco forward of their upcoming World Cup group stage conflict in Moscow.
“I think we are stronger than Morocco if we compare the two teams, but I’m not saying the game will be easy for us,” Silva instructed reporters at Portugal’s staff base on Monday.
“We cannot underestimate them and must have respect for any opponent. Any game at the World Cup is difficult.”
Silva got here on as a late substitute in Portugal’s Three-Three draw in opposition to Spain of their opening sport in Group B, whereas a late personal objective condemned Morocco to a heartbreaking 1-Zero defeat by Iran.
“They lost their first game but it happens and now they will focus on winning and will try their best,” the AC Milan ahead stated.
“They’re used to playing against European teams and will do their all to get this victory.”
He added: “There are no favourites. Morocco have excellent players and the result of their game against Iran could have been different.”
Cristiano Ronaldo has tipped the 22-year-old Silva, who moved to Milan from Porto final 12 months, as his long-term successor within the Portugal staff.
“As I’ve said it’s a big honour to play with him, he’s the best footballer in the world,” stated Silva, who has scored a powerful 12 targets in 24 worldwide appearances.
“I´m very happy to be on the same team with him. When he needs me to do something I’m always where he needs me to be. And when I need him he’s always by my side. We always try to work together and in combination,” he stated.