“We are getting stronger and stronger. We’ve had some good results previously, going with a diamond or a 3-5-2 to nullify the opponents.
“But today we had positive selection, that’s the statement to ourselves, confidence boost that we can match the best with our style of football.”
Fernandes, speaking after he scored the winner, opened up on a chat with Edinson Cavani before his late intervention.
“Edi before the free-kick told me: ‘try a hard one on the side of the keeper’. I tried it and it went in well,” he said.
He also added: “I think almost every day [I’ve been practicing].