Cristiano Ronaldo unfazed by 'group of death'

Cristiano Ronaldo
© PA Photos
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo insists that his side are more than capable of progressing from Euro 2012's 'group of death'.

Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted that his side are ready for the tough tests that await them in their Euro 2012 campaign.

Portugal find themselves in the 'group of death' alongside Germany, Denmark and World Cup runners-up Holland, but Ronaldo believes that his side are capable of progressing, starting with a win over Germany in their opening match.

"We want to win, which is obvious, because we want to start the European Championship well, and we know that Germany are a great team, they have had great results in recent competitions. So they're opponents who we respect a lot, but we also have our potential, we have our strengths, and we will do everything to start on the right foot," said the Real Madrid striker.

"We know that we are in the most difficult group of the European Championship, but it isn't anything to regret, because you can't change it, and we have known it for months.

"So therefore we have to be prepared. We don't have any other option - we have to face these countries, who are Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands. They will be extremely difficult matches, but I think Portugal will do a good job, and we will progress to the next phase."

Ronaldo, who scored 60 goals in all competitions for Madrid last season, has already expressed his belief that either Spain or Portugal will win the tournament.

Related Video
League One
7.45pm
Peterborough
vs
Bristol City
7.45pm
Sheff Utd
vs
Notts County
League Two
7pm
Accrington
vs
Exeter
La Liga
7.45pm
Real Sociedad
vs
Elche
Bundesliga
7.30pm
Freiburg
vs
Stuttgart
Ligue 1
7.30pm
Marseille
vs
Nantes
Eredivisie
7pm
Dordrecht
vs
Willem II
A-League
Tables
TeamPGDPTS
1Real Madrid123530
2Barcelona122428
3Atletico Madrid121126
4Valencia121324
5Sevilla12323
6Malaga12321
7Celta Vigo12520
8Villarreal12318
9Athletic Bilbao12-315
10Getafe12-714
11Rayo Vallecano12-914
12Eibar12-613
13Levante12-1712
14Espanyol12-411
15Granada12-1111
16Real Sociedad12-410
17Almeria12-510
18Deportivo La Coruna12-910
19Elche12-1210
20Cordoba12-107