Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo has given Paulo Bento’s side a boost by declaring he is fit to face Germany on Monday.
“I have been practising for a few days, which I couldn’t do if I was injured. I’d like to be 110 percent, but I am at 100 percent and ready to help the national team.
“Obviously, I would like to play without pain, but in my entire career I have always had injuries and knocks to deal with, but I am ready to play.”
Ronaldo compared the Portuguese inability to beat Germany (only one win in the last four games) with Real Madrid’s difficulty in overcoming Bayern Munich in the Champions League. With Madrid having defeated Munich on their way to their victory, he’s hoping his international side can replicate the club’s feat.
“Obviously the historical record has been positive for Germany recently, but I remember a recent case when Real Madrid couldn’t beat Bayern Munich and that changed,” said Ronaldo, whose Real side beat Bayern in this season’s UEFA Champions League semi-final.
“I hope this is the year Portugal change things against Germany and maybe tomorrow is when that will happen.”