Portuguese youngster Domingos Quina is fast becoming a fan favourite at Vicarage Road with the 19-year-old’s two goals for the club both flashes of brilliance and a hint at what could be to come in the future.

His strike against Cardiff City was curled perfectly out of reach of goalkeeper Neil Etheridge, who had performed miracles between the posts for the Bluebirds to keep the score down to three.

Quina, who opened his account with a stunning strike in the Carabao Cup victory at Reading in August, explained that long-range efforts are usually the only way he can score because of how he plays.

He said: “I don’t get in the box that often so if I want to score I have to try from outside the box. Luckily today it went in. I’m very happy with the goal and happy that I could help my team.”

The midfielder has also produced similar strikes on international duty with Portugal, who he has represented at various stages in their youth sides.

He hopes that one day soon he will receive a full international call-up and wants it to happen in time for him to meet Portugal’s biggest star.

He said: “I haven’t met Cristiano Ronaldo yet, but to train and work with him every day, that would be nice.”

In order to get to that stage, Quina knows he has more hard work to put in, but he is not shying away from that and says he is looking forward to continuing to develop his game.

He said: “I’m learning game by game, I know it’s very difficult, but I know I’m different and a very difficult midfielder, physically, to play against. As the game is going, I feel I’m getting better.

“My main focus now is to get as many games as I can, to get experience and try to get better.”