The ex-player turned director of the Portuguese Football Federation conceded that anxiety is growing in the squad ahead of their opening game of Euro 2012
Paulo Bento's men face a tough task in getting out of Group B, which also includes the World Cup 2010 runners up Holland and Germany, who also made the semi-finals in that competition.
Therefore, Pinto suggested that although winning the game would be ideal, a draw would still leave the side with a good chance of advancing to the quarter-finals.
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"The best result is always the victory, but a draw would leave everything open, he told Abola.
"You can only say that a draw was a good result after the game, but a draw with Germany is never a bad thing."
The 40-year-old then admitted that the mood in the camp is a nervous one, especially now that the competition is under way.
"The players are well, though a bit anxious," he added. Anxiety is natural and increases now that the Euros have begun."