Portugal midfielder Nani has said that he is extremely happy with the performance of the national team in the quarter-final match against the Czech Republic, which ended as a win for the Portuguese, according to the Man Utd news website.
The 1-0 win now means that Portugal will be taking on Spain in the semifinals of the Euro 2012. It is an incredible achievement by the Portuguese given that they were not expected to get past the group stages due to the tough nature of the group. However, they now have a chance to repeat the heroics of the Euro 2004 by going into the final of the European championships, although they will be looking to win it this time around.
Nani has been a great foil for Cristiano Ronaldo. The Manchester United winger has been able to utilise his pace and skills in such a way that the opposition also have to keep him quiet as well. This has allowed Ronaldo to thrive in the last two matches against Netherlands and Czech Republic. He has really come into form in the last two matches and he will once again be the major threat for the opponent in the semi-final against Spain. Nani has said that he is extremely happy with the performance of the 11 players on the pitch.
“It was a very difficult game but we did very well. I think everyone was fantastic on the pitch. It’s a great performance by all the players and I’m satisfied with the result. Now it’s going to be more difficult every game but the whole team is confident, I’m very confident for the next game. Now we have to rest and prepare for the big match. I had a couple of chances, Almeida had a couple of chances but finally Cristiano Ronaldo scored a goal and we won the game and that’s the most important thing,” said Nani.