“The most valuable player in the national team is the ‘we’. The ‘we’ is the most important, there are many Is, but the ‘us’ is what counts.”
Portugal were drawn in the Group of Death for the tournament, alongside France, Germany and Hungary.
The considerable win over the latter means that Santos’ side are top of the group, with Germany having narrowly lost to France.
Fernandes will be hoping to be selected again when his side take on Germany tomorrow in their second match of the tournament.