Diogo Jota has been a goalscoring machine for both club and country while Bernardo Silva is exceptional with the ball at his feet.
The sheer amount of depth on the bench is a scary sight for any team playing Portugal. Joao Felix hasn’t exactly lived up to his $136 million price tag, but the ability for him to most likely come off the bench and impact the game is a welcome sight.
The likes of Andre Silva and Renato Sanches, once hyped youngsters and starters for the National Team have both had amazing seasons and will no doubt add to this team if called upon.
The one player besides Ronaldo who’s impact for this team is vital is Bruno Fernandes. Whether it’s to do with the system or added pressure, he simply isn’t the same player at international level as he is for Man United.
In his two previous seasons at United, Bruno has contributed 94 times in 108 games, whereas in his 29 appearances for Portugal, he has only just 9. The quality he possesses is obvious, but it’s time for Fernandes to show it on the world stage.
So what exactly are Portugal's chances of going back-to-back and how far can they really go? First, they will have to make it out of the "Group of Death" consisting of current World Cup champions France, Germany and Hungary.
Realistically their chances of making it out are high. I have Portugal finishing 2nd behind France and if all things go to plan (which never happens in these tournaments) I have England winning their group to set up a tough Round Of 16 matchup between the two.
With 2022 World Cup qualifying still in progress it’s unknown what will be Cristiano Ronaldo's last major tournament, but sadly by the end of one of them, at 36 years old, it will most likely be the end of the road for his international career.
No one will ever be able to replace him in this team, but the new era of Portugal will be just as exciting as the old one.