On several occasions during the match, Đere touched his leg and it became obvious that he was “battling” a small injury, something he has now confirmed.

“It is true that my leg has been bothering me a little and I still have to decide whether I’ll play in Portugal. At the beginning, the injury did not pose any problem but in the last hour of the match I was felling slight pangs of pain. I believe that it’s nothing serious because I could not play with Nole for three hours if it was.”