Pizzi added: "We build a game based on the players on the pitch".
"He has had an incredible season in Spain, he's playing here with the same strength, which is why Portugal are in the semi-final. He's young as well and I think he's got a really bright future ahead of him", said Mustafi.
After helping steer Portugal to the Euro 2016 title in Paris a year ago, Ronaldo is aiming to win a second global title when the Confederations Cup final concludes on Sunday in Saint Petersburg.
Top 4 teams qualify for HWC 2018 in India
India did manage to create a few opening even as Malaysia fell back to defend the lead, but the strikers sprayed the shots wide. Though India were tipped as favourites to win, a stubborn Malaysian outfit kept India in the hunt the right from the beginning.
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This win has ensured India a quarter-final berth in the tournament though they still have to play against Netherlands on Tuesday. The lone goal for Pakistan came through Umar Bhutta three minutes from the hooter when the contest was already lost.
Today's semifinal in Kazan brings together two teams playing better than ever. Chile have quality players, are very dynamic and are very aggressive and combative. "Yes, we want to be in the final", he said.
"Portugal are clear contenders for the title", he said.
"I always trust my team. I am thankful for Cristiano Ronaldo, and he deserves all my respect". "And I'm sure it's going to be hard for Portugal as well".
Mexico might at least be a little apprehensive over facing Julian Draxler, who has responded to taking on the captaincy of an experimental Germany squad in Russian Federation by turning in a string of dazzling displays.
Portugal will be without Raphael Guerreiro and Pepe due to an injury and suspension respectively and Eliseu is also a doubt after he did not train. It will also host the final of the current tournament next Sunday.
In the other semi-final match of the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup, reigning world champions Germany will take on team Mexico on Thursday at the Fisht Stadium in Russia's southern resort city of Sochi.
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