Bruno Fernandes Acknowledges Errors in Portugal’s Euro 2024 Opener

Manchester United midfielder Bruno Fernandes has openly admitted to making “a lot of mistakes” during Portugal’s Euro 2024 group stage match against the Czech Republic. Despite a star-studded lineup, Portugal struggled to score in the first half of the encounter.

The turning point came when Lukáš Provod scored for the Czech Republic in the 62nd minute. Portugal managed to equalize with an own goal by Robin Hranáč in the 69th minute. The decisive goal, however, came from 21-year-old substitute Francisco Conceição in the 92nd minute of injury time.

Reflecting on his performance, Fernandes candidly acknowledged his shortcomings, stating, “We made a lot of mistakes in the first half, especially me.” Despite this, he expressed confidence in taking risks, recognizing both the benefits and potential pitfalls of midfield play.

“I’m not worried about making mistakes because it is part of the game,” Fernandes affirmed, emphasizing his commitment to contributing positively to the team’s efforts.

Looking ahead, Bruno Fernandes and the Portuguese national team aim to bounce back and secure a win against Turkey on Saturday, June 22.


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