The negativity towards Fernando Santos just a year after delivering Portugal's first senior trophy at first seems too reactionary. There's no need for an evolution from his point of view. Santos heads into the 2018 World Cup playing with house money, for better or worse.
Fernando Santos has emphasized his simple fundamentals of a strong defense and a midfield press that takes advantage of the youth in that position. Santos side not only won their first senior international trophy last summer but also built the foundation for success at 2018 and 2020.