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Euro 2016: Portugal are not defensive, says Nani

Marcoussis (France): On-form Portugal winger Nani refuted suggestions a side spearheaded by Cristiano Ronaldo are basing their quest for Euro 2016 success on defensive tactics similar to those which saw Greece beat the Portuguese to win Euro 2004.

Portugal's Nani
Portugal's Nani

It took 117 minutes for Portugal to even manage a shot on target in 1-0 over Croatia thanks to Ricardo Quaresma's late header to book a quarter-final meeting with Poland.

Coach Fernando Santos was in charge of Greece for four years before taking over Portugal in 2014 and said "pretty football" rarely wins titles.

Nani claimed the comparison with the Greeks was unfair.

"I don't see it like that. We've played four games and Portugal cannot be compared to Greece. We have played different games in different ways. We have played well and against Hungary, we scored a lot of goals and put on an exhibition in attack."

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