“They’re French twins ‘crossed'”

Fábio Magalhães, who turned 35 in March and have become probably the most capped Portuguese participant of all time on the World Cup, informed O JOGO that he desires to proceed.

Fábio Magalhães acknowledged Quinas’ personal errors and questioned how video evaluation was used.

How do you analyze Portugal’s presence on the World Cup?
-I am unable to say that it was detrimental, as a result of we performed some superb video games and through which we demonstrated our worth, however there may be positively a bitter feeling, as a result of, on the entrance to the principle spherical, we had every little thing in hand to qualify. And a draw with Brazil, not every little thing, however quite a bit to lose. It wasn’t all as a result of we may beat Sweden, but it surely bought worse.

There was a sense that Portugal performed Brazil slowly, which may have yielded extra…
– It was actually our fault, we must always have performed higher, quicker. Now it is arduous to justify and I can solely converse for myself, however I do not perceive how, being first within the group, we had been the primary sport of the day. We nonetheless had 4 hours to journey to alter cities the day earlier than. But we must always have performed higher.

Along with Sweden, the nationwide workforce performed significantly better than Brazil. Which model is closest to actuality?
-We need to discover a center floor, obtain stability, quite than what we did with Sweden and Hungary. That is the one method we are able to take one other leap and go additional within the subsequent competitions.

Do you imagine the nationwide workforce nonetheless has the potential to make that leap?
-We have a really younger workforce, with new gamers, with nice potential and who can nonetheless be right here for a very long time. With the expertise they’re gaining within the nationwide workforce and within the golf equipment, Portuguese handball is able to take one other leap, leveling up.

He talked a couple of very younger nationwide workforce, with new gamers and Fabio is 34 years outdated. Are you saying you are going to retire?
-No. It’s not a part of my plans. I’m saying that we now have plenty of younger individuals to assist, however I’m not trying to withdraw. I’ll all the time be prepared to assist the nationwide workforce so long as the coach desires.

How do you’re feeling bodily?
-Maybe it should take me longer to recuperate, that is regular. But, as I care for myself, I handle to be like everybody else.

“In handball you do not name to go to VAR”
“They are the French twins “crossed”, shot Fabio Magalhès, the pair who refereed Portugal twice. “The evaluation of the play is appropriate, nothing to say. The query is: How did it go in VAR after the sport was over? VAR is a software when unsure. In handball, as in soccer, you do not name VAR to go. I’ve by no means seen it”, defined Fabio in regards to the finish of the assembly with Brazil. There was additionally controversy in entrance of Sweden. “At this degree of play, and at this depth, they defended so effectively – or possibly, so badly… – that they did not need to be dropped. This is unimaginable. We have at the very least two poorly marked ones and Lionel’s actually ridiculous”, he defended.

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