Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Praise heaped on Ronaldo and Portuguese teammates
Reuters, June 18th, 2012 4:15PM

MOST READ
TAGS:  european championship, portugal

MOST COMMENTED

Portugal coach Paulo Bento praised his team's collective effort in its 2-1 win over the Netherlands that sent it into the quarterfinals at Euro 2012, while the Portuguese press hailed the genius of Cristiano Ronaldo, who  responded to his critics after two sub-par performances at Euro 2012 with the two goals that gave Portugal the win.

"We have an identity, we have certain ideas and then the players put that into practice," Bento said. "They did what we asked them to do. Today we can even talk about some brilliance. It was the best game we have played so far, apart from the first 12 minutes. We have been loyal to our spirit and that is what we are proud of."

"Great Portugal, brilliant Ronaldo," the leading sports daily A Bola said. "With Cristiano Ronaldo playing like that, no one will stop Portugal." A Bola went on to describe the Real Madrid star's performance as "sumptuous wizardry," while A Bola rival Record categorized the Portuguese as "a supernova and a team of giants."

"Orange squashed by Ronaldo genius," said the Correio da Manha, while Publico columnist Bruno Prata, who a few days ago had said Ronaldo needed to see a psychologist to overcome his goal-shy tendencies, called the striker "a whirlwind."

Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Report: Arsenal Leads EPL with 900 Injuries in 12 Seasons    
According to a report from PhysioRoom.com, which monitors sports team injuries, Premier League giant Arsenal has ...
Underdog BATE Bounces Back Against Bilbao     
Despite losing its opening game to FC Porto, 6-0, underdog BATE Borisov found itself right back ...
Bayern Bosses Slam CSKA's Empty Stadium     
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola admitted there were few benefits to playing in an empty stadium ...
Diego Costa Ready to Play for Spain, Despite Mourinho     
Diego Costa on Wednesday declared himself fit to play for Spain despite club coach Jose Mourinho's ...
Totti: Man City's Tweet Inspired Me to Score    
AS Roma captain Francesco Totti claimed that Manchester City brought him luck by referencing him prior ...
PSG Tames Barca in UCL Thriller    
Paris Saint-Germain might finally have what it takes to win the UEFA Champions League, coach Laurent ...
The case for more female coaches in youth soccer    
Nicole Farley, who coaches at Southern California's Laguna United SC and Dana High School, says "I ...
Nasri to Miss a Month Following Surgery     
Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri will miss a month after having groin surgery over the weekend. ...
Herrera Out as Man United Injury Crisis Worsens    
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera will be out for "weeks" with a fractured rib in yet ...
Giroud Signs Gunners Extension    
Goal.com reports that injured Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has signed a two-year contract extension with the ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives