Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is confident that his side can shock favourites and defending champions Spain to reach the final of Euro 2012.
The Real Madrid ace’s three goals in his last two games have fired Portugal into the last four, where they are +175 underdogs at Bet365 to end Spain’s bid for a third consecutive major title.
And the former Manchester United star sees no reason why the Spaniards, -225 favourites at Bet365 to reach the final and +162 to lift the trophy, cannot be overcome in Donetsk.
He said: “Our objective now is to reach the final. Why not? There’s greater pressure on other sides in this tournament and we’ve been able to progress without excessive expectations.
“We’re improving and that’s important. There is great unity in our squad, we’ve a good team spirit and that helps.”
Portugal will be without injured striker Helder Postiga for the clash with Spain, with La Roja midfielder Cesc Fabregas aware that his side need to take their neighbours seriously.
He added: “Portugal will be very difficult. They have strong individuals, strong players.
“Apart from their good open play, they are very good on the counter-attack and we’ll have to work hard in that game.”
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