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Portugal boss discusses Francisco Trincao call-up

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The youngster’s in the squad for the first time

SC Braga v FC Porto - Liga NOS Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images

Portugal boss Fernando Santos has discussed his decision to hand new Barcelona signing Francisco Trincao his first call-up to the senior team.

Trincao is in the squad for Nations League games against Croatia and Sweden after enjoying some fine form for Braga in 2020.

Santos is looking forward to seeing how Trincao gets on at international level and whether he can be part of the squad for next summer’s European Championship.

“Trincao is part of this call-up. Afterwards, it will depend on our analysis if he will be present in the lists on a regular basis or not,” he said..

“We decided to call him and Rui Silva to get to know them better and join them in the group. In the next call we will see what happens.

“Now we have summoned two new ones and next time perhaps more will come so that we can fine-tune the team that will play in the next European Championship.”

Trincao has been training with Barcelona for the last couple of weeks since completing his move to Braga. We should hear from him on Wednesday when he is finally officially presented as a Barcelona player.