Soccer-Portugal coach Bento urges Nani to prove his worth (Reuters)

LISBON, Aug 6 (Reuters) – Portugal winger Nani needs to prove his worth in order to reclaim his role as a regular starter for the national team, according to coach Paulo Bento. Nani endured an injury-plagued 2012-13 Premier League campaign during which he played less than half of Manchester United’s fixtures. The 26-year-old, who has more than 60 caps, was included on Tuesday in Bento’s 23-man squad for next week’s friendly against Netherlands on the Algarve but the coach said he was no longer a first-choice starter. …

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