“There are several players who were in France that, for several reasons, wouldn’t be now. Vieirinha, for example, is carrying a good deteriorate and, during present, is out of a squad. There are other cases, such as Gelson and Bernardo, who weren’t in France.
“I can’t be nauseating to a indicate of picking players since of what they did [at EURO 2016]. we know that picking a final 23 is like doing a puzzle.
“I don’t have a debt to them. we do have an huge clarity of thankfulness to a European champions. we credit them and even some players who didn’t make it to France and that we will not forget.
“But there is usually one unquestionable, that is Cristiano. we will contend that, yes, some other names are roughly guaranteed to be in a final 23.”
Portugal face Spain, Morocco and Iran in Group B during Russia 2018.