Portugal captain and Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he does not feel any pressure, as he prepares to face Spain in the semi-final of the Euro 2012.
Despite not having the best start to the tournament, Cristiano Ronaldo has come in the form at just the right stage in the tournament. He is expected to be the biggest attacking threat for Portugal in the match against Spain. Portugal will be going into the competition knowing that they have a chance to play in the final of the Euro 2012, which will be a repeat of the Euro 2004 achievements.
However, Portugal will be looking to go one better this time around given that they have the attacking threat of Ronaldo in their sleeve. The 27-year-old has been in outstanding form for his club team Real Madrid after helping them secure the league title by scoring more than 50 goals in all competitions. He has already scored three goals at the Euro 2012, which has put him as one of the favourites to win the Golden Boot award. Ronaldo reckons that even though it will be tough for Portugal to match the achievements of Euro 2004, they are confident of facing Spain.
"There is not any special pressure just because I am facing Spain. I have been playing at the highest level for 10 years, both at club and international level. Yes, I feel responsibility, but not pressure. I am used to these matches. It is nice to have the chance to be in the final eight years later. It will be very hard, but we are just one one step away from doing it. Spain are a great side and it will be a very interesting Iberian contest, one which I hope we can win. But it will be a tough battle," said Ronaldo.