Cristiano Ronaldo, who still remains the main star of Portugal, the reigning champion, has spoken on the eve of the European Championship.
He emphasizes that he is as motivated as in 2004, when he played for the first time in a European Championship.
“Expectations are high, we have won two very important titles in recent years and this brings responsibility. “We always play to win.”
“It is not worth it to promise to win the trophy or to make predictions. What I can promise is that we will play every game to win,” said Ronaldo.
The reigning champions will face in a group two opponents of the highest caliber, such as Germany and France.
“We respect all national teams. We are in the final stage of a European Championship, there are no easy matches. “I look forward to this European as if it were the first for me.”
“I feel as much or more motivated than in 2004, we are the reigning champions and we are again among the candidates for ultimate success,” said the Portuguese.