Paulo Bento said he won't be changing his tactics as his Portugal team takes on Czech Republic in the EURO 2012 quarter-finals on Friday (AEST).
Czech coach Michal Bilek had already admitted he would be setting his team out more defensively to cope with the attacking threat of Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo.
But adapting his team to cater for others is not part of Bento's plan.
"All of us are trying to hide some aspects of our strategy but one thing that always changes your strategy is a goal," he said.
"That always makes a great difference to a game. We have to try, even in adverse moments, to be loyal to our playing style.
"We have to keep cool minds, stay focused and tomorrow we'll see what our opponents will bring to the table.
"We have to counter their strong points and focus on what we do well but that's no different to any other game."
One element that doesn't come under strategy is the form of captain and star player Cristiano Ronaldo, who burst into life in Portugal's last group game with a brace to down Netherlands 2-1.
And Bento says with a player like that he simply tries to guide him in the right direction.
"I don't tell him how to play, I just give him instructions. I've heard that it can be very stressful to be talented," he said.
"Of course he's got a lot of talent and I'll just give him the best information and instructions and he'll cope with the task."
The odds are lengthening on Mark Schwarzer remaining at Fulham with Australia’s most capped player revealing Cottagers coach Martin Jol has not spoken to him “for quite some time” as he prepares for what he could his final game for the club on Monday morning (AEST).