Confederations Cup: Goalkeeper Claudio Bravo Reveals Why Chile Beat Ronaldo’s Portugal 3-0 On Penalties
Chile penalty hero, Claudio Bravo, has revealed he was injured during their Confederations Cup semi-final against Portugal on Wednesday night.
He, however, insists that they never stopped believing in themselves.
The Manchester City goalkeeper saved all three Portugal penalties, to send his team into the final after the match ended 0-0, with Arturo Vidal, Charles Aranguiz and Alexis Sanchez all on target from the spot for the South Americans.
Bravo kept out poor spot-kicks from Ricardo Quaresma, Joao Moutinho and Nani.
“I feel as I always do. I’m a very balanced person,” he said after the game.
“I was injured and didn’t play at my normal pace.
“But I normally take things calmly and this was a very special game for us. We were able to reach the final which is very important for us, we’re completing a very successful cycle. We’re happy to play in the final.
“I don’t think it’s only chance. I think you need to work a lot, you need to study your opponent. I think we played with our heads. We were quite tired at the end but playing with our heads as well as our hearts.
“I knew what I had to do. Of course we’re very happy because we’ve been able to stop the European champions.
“Portugal had many chances to score. I think the game was quite balanced. Both teams showed great respect for the other.
“The secret, I think, is that we never stop believing in ourselves and we want to do everything we can to win. We still have one more game to win.”
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