João Mario has been, without any doubt, one of the protagonist of EURO 2016 with Portugal.
The Sporting Lisbon midfielder impressed in the international tournament in France and was heavily linked with many European top clubs, among them Chelsea, Manchester United and Inter.
But in this moment, he wants no distractions:
“Two days away from playing a final – my only focus is on playing this final,” he claimed in an interview today.
“My future is only two days – to the European Championship final,” added about the transfer market rumours.
Then he went on speaking of next Sunday’s final against France:
“Critics are a part of football. We don’t care about them. We don’t want to win to have our revenge, we want to win for the fans.
“We above all believe in ourselves, the coach was the first one to transmit this spirit. There will always be criticism but we believe in ourselves.”