“Ronaldo was very well placed [for the first goal]. I was lucky enough to see him. The pass was also lucky enough to get through and the ball ended up going in. We deserved it. We’d had many scoring opportunities. We won but the result could have been bigger,” Uefa.com quoted him as saying.
“We’ve made it through to the quarter-finals – that was our main goal in a very difficult group, and many doubted us. We showed we’re a united team, despite what the press has been saying. All of us fight for the same side and that shows on the pitch, where we were able to better ourselves and, despite going behind, we showed we’re united and we turned it around.”
Commenting on their next task in the event he said; ‘We’ll have time to think about the Czech Republic. They’re obviously a good team because they also made it through to the quarter-finals. But right now we’ll rest and make good use of our day off tomorrow to restore our energy. We need it badly.”