The Portuguese press are delighted with the national team’s performance in the 3-2 away victory in Poland on Thursday evening.
Bernardo Silva was considered one of the best performers on the pitch and scored his country’s crucial third goal of the match, to make it 3-1 before Poland managed to pull one back.
But the Manchester City player won’t be available for his country for the upcoming match against Scotland. The Poland game was a UEFA Nations League match, whereas it’s a friendly against Scotland on Sunday.
O Jogo report that Bernardo Silva and Pepe will both be unavailable for the match, because of a ‘technical decision’.
The Manchester City player came off right at the end of Portugal’s match, to be replaced by Bruno Fernandes, but there’s no suggestion of an injury.
It may be a precautionary decision by Fernando Santos, and to help relations with clubs ahead of future, more important, matches for the national team.