Portuguese gaffer Fernando Santos says beating Ghana on Thursday will set his team in a great mood.
Santos revealed that opening Group games are important as it can go a long way to affect your output in the competition.
“Winning the first game in any competition is always important, as it brings positive energy.” Santos told the Press
“But I’ve played a tournament when we drew our first three games and won – the European Championship – and if we were given that option again we’d all take it. But we realise that’s a big risk, we know that.” He added.
Portugal are yet to win any of their last three opening games in the FIFA World Cup dating back to 2014.