Czech custodian Cech says Portugal's Ronaldo is 'ultimate' striker before Euro QF clash
London, June 20(ANI): Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech has said Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo is the ultimate player, and a team effort would be required to stop him during their Euro Cup quarterfinal clash on Thursday.
The former Manchester United superstar announced his arrival at Euro 2012 with a superb double in Portugal's final group game against Holland, and Cech who faced him while playing at Chelsea believes stopping the Real Madrid star is crucial for the semi final chances.
I've faced him many times and I can use my experience from them but it is crucial we work as a team to succeed, The Sun quoted Cech, as saying.
He's a player who works hard to get better and he's got a powerful shot. He's dangerous because he is able to shoot with either foot from any position, he added.
With Chelsea, we always carefully prepared for the matches against Manchester United. It's crucial not to give Ronaldo space because his speed is exceptional, he said.
Cech put in a stunning performance to hold off Poland, and help secure his side's passage into the last eight as surprise winners of Group A. (ANI)