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“I like this negativity…” Bruno Fernandes sends brilliant EURO 2024 warning shot at Portuguese media



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Bruno Fernandes has sent a brilliant warning shot at Portuguese media as the Manchester United star flies off to Germany for the European Championships.

Bruno Fernandes finished the 2023/24 season with Manchester United rather spectacularly, recording nine goal involvements in his final eight domestic fixtures, including an assist for Kobbie Mainoo‘s winner in the FA Cup final against Manchester City.

He also pulled another fantastic display out of the bag for Portugal against Finland, scoring twice after coming on as a second-half substitute as they prepare for the 2024 European Championships.

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However, in their second warm-up game before the tournament, Fernandes played 70 minutes as Portugal lost 2-1 against Croatia. The local media then criticised The Navigators for their display.

However, in a press conference previewing their final preparation game against the Republic of Ireland, which they won 3-0 on Tuesday evening, Fernandes sent a warning shot to the media following their reaction, saying he likes the negativity from them as he will use it to prove people wrong.

“The Portuguese people are very passionate about what they do; I see myself a lot in the Portuguese people; we also have enormous drive and passion to be us again in adversity and respond even more strongly,” Fernandes said, as quoted by O Jogo.

“Against Croatia, it wasn’t anything extraordinary; there’s something to improve on, but it was preparation; we want to win every game, now one more to win, winning gives us another motivation, joy, another smile, and we want to have a big smile throughout the competition.”

“We don’t think everything is done, there are always aspects to improve. I like this negativity of thinking that the national team isn’t that good, it’s a sign that people expect a lot from the national team and it means that we have the quality to do more, we know that and we have the opportunity to rectify it in this game.”

Portugal are one of the favourites to win the competition this summer, having also secured the trophy back in 2016. Fernandes, Cristiano Ronaldo, Bernardo Silva, and Diogo Dalot are just a few of the talented names under Roberto Martinez’s guise this summer.

They are in a group with Czechia, Turkey, and Georgia, and Fernandes will certainly be a player to watch throughout the tournament in Germany this summer. They will play their first group game against Czechia next Tuesday.

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