Czech Republic goalkeeper Petr Cech is full of respect for Portugal ahead of their Euro 2012 quarter-final encounter.
The Netherlands were beaten 2-1 on Sunday after failing to contain Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, but the Chelsea man Cech has insisted that there is much more to the Portuguese than Ronaldo.
“The footage of their win over Netherlands was very impressive. They played really well, created a lot of chances, and had loads of shots on target,” Cech told Kicker.
“We have to learn from Netherlands mistakes. If we give Portugal as much space as the Dutch did, I won’t have (to) complain about a lack of work throughout the game.
“We have a shot if we stay compact and don’t give them any space. Cristiano Ronaldo is their superstar, but he won’t be decisive.
“What matters is that we keep things tight at the back and don’t let them play their own game. There’s more to Portugal than Ronaldo. They have a great team.”
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