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Maradona: Spain won´t focus on Ronaldo

SoccerNews in European Championships 27 Jun 2012

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Argentina legend Diego Maradona does not believe Spain will change their game plan to stifle the threat of Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo.

Portugal captain Ronaldo has been in scintillating form of late, grabbing three goals in his previous two games to guide his side into the Euro 2012 semi-finals.

However, despite the obvious threat posed by the Real Madrid man, Maradona does not expect Vicente del Bosque’s side to alter their approach in an attempt to nullify his impact.

“They won’t double team him as it’s not their style,” Maradona wrote in The Times of India.

“They will try to dominate possession so he only sees the ball 10 percent of the game.”

But Maradona conceded Ronaldo could well hold the key to the tournament chances of Paulo Bento’s side, citing his desire to be crowned the best player in the world as the driving force behind his improved performances.

He said: “Cristiano, in great form, will have to fight the entire game for the one ball that will give him a chance on goal.

“In the form he is in, given the chance, he will score. Cristiano wants to bring his team to the final and show why he should be considered the best player in the world.”

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