Portugal boss Santos admits fitness concern for Liverpool star

Santos also confirmed that Jota can also miss World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg.

Portugal manager Santos confirms fitness concern for Liverpool forward Diogo Jota. The Portugal international has missed training with Portugal after missing the friendly fixture against Qatar.

Portugal boss Fernando Santos has also confirmed that Jota can also miss Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier against Luxembourg. He said about Jota, “He trained a while ago, increased the intensity today with (physio) Joao Brito, but he didn’t train with us.”

“The probability (about Jota’s availability) will be little. I’ll talk to him and see how he feels.

“If we see that he is in any condition to be on the bench and then he can come in, that’s fine. If we don’t, we won’t take the risk with a player who hasn’t been able to train with us for a long time.

“I’ll make the decision shortly, and if he can’t play, he’ll head back to Liverpool.”

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