The Seleccao have started their quest to reach Brazil next year in poor fashion, drawing two and losing one of their six games and the Real Madrid star says his side needs a result.
“It’s a very important match for us. We don’t have much room for error," he told the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF)'s official website.
"We’re playing at home, I’m expecting a great atmosphere. What we want is to win and give all our fellow Portuguese something to shout about.
“The players come into this match after a long, hard season, but playing for your country is always a source of pride and we know that this is the final sprint before going on holiday and having a rest.”
After Friday's clash with Russia, Paulo Bento's side takes on Croatia in a friendly on June 10.