Portugal ‘ready to fight’ for a place in the final of Euro 2012

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Portugal ‘ready to fight’ for a place in the final of Euro 2012

Cristiano Ronaldo says Portugal is ready to fight for a place in the final of Euro 2012.


Ronaldo was once again the match-winner in the 1-0 quarter-final win over Czech Republic, which earned a spot against Spain or France in the last four.

He said: “Our great aim is to get to the final. We have a great squad and now I’d say the chances are 50-50 and we just have to believe.

“We are very mature, so we are ready for the fight.”

“In the first 20 minutes we weren’t that good but we improved a lot. It was a perfect game for us, with a lot of opportunities. The Czechs didn’t have one opportunity.

“We always had the quality to reach the semi-finals. We are happy but know the next match will be difficult but the team is very mature and we are ready.”

“All the players have tasks on the pitch, and Ronaldo played to our tactical system.

“He has the capacity to play in the penalty area, but also a little deeper.”

The Portuguese will now come up against either defending champions Spain, or France, who eliminated them at the semi-final stage of Euro 2000.



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