'Not the result we wanted', rues Ronaldo, after draw with Mexico

"There is no reason to be concerned, we have to think about the next match".

Writing in his column on West Ham's website, Fonte said: "We are obviously used to spending time together away at tournaments, and it helps that we have a great bunch of lads and are all very close".

"I would like to say something on behalf of my players. It's deserved and what Mexico have done deserves praise, to go toe-to-toe with the champions of Europe", he said.

"It's not the result we wanted, we had the game nearly won", said Ronaldo, who was voted the man of the match. "We lacked a little bit of efficiency".

"The next match will be very tough because New Zealand will give it their all".

The Real Madrid striker, whose club future has been the subject of media speculation after he was accused by Spanish prosecutors of committing tax fraud, which Ronaldo denies, set up Portugal's opener.

Cristiano Ronaldo and his Portugal side take on Mexico in their opening game of this years Confederation Cup in Russian Federation. While Sunday's performance was by no means a disaster - Portugal drew all three group games on the way to winning Euro 2016 - he'll want those around Ronaldo to be more supportive of the superstar.

Argentine referee Nestor Pitana disallowed a goal by Portugal's Pepe in the 21st minute of the first half after consulting the video assistant referee, reported Efe.

Ronaldo smacked a long-range shot onto the bar and Nani picked up the rebound to volley home.

Undeterred, Portugal officially opened the scoring just after the half-hour mark via a move which started with mercurial forward Cristiano Ronaldo.

"Nothing is going to change", Portugal goalkeeper Rui Patricio said Saturday, a day before Portugal's Confederations Cup debut against Mexico in Kazan.

Despite the disappointing end with Moreno's goal, Santos believes a draw was a fair result.

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Raphael Guerreiro failed to deal with a cross into the box and Carlos Vela teed up Hernandez, who met the cross with a diving header. Both teams are in the contested Group A of the competition and should deliver an exciting affair.

With the game looking like it may end deadlocked at 1-1 defender Cedric popped up in the box to fire home his first global goal via a deflection.

Portugal seemed destined to claim the Group A points, but Mexico rallied again and equalized in added time when Hector Moreno rose highest to head in a corner.

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