Cristiano Ronaldo fit and ready for Euros, says Santos

Cristiano Ronaldo fit and ready for Euros, says Santos

Published Jun. 8, 2016 9:30 a.m. ET

Cristiano Ronaldo is in top condition and is more determined than ever to lead Portugal to the European title, according to coach Fernando Santos.

Portugal play their final warm-up ahead of Euro 2016 against Estonia on Wednesday, with Ronaldo's fitness their main concern after his muscular problems at the end of the season with Real Madrid. 

The 31-year-old joined up with his team-mates on Sunday and is expected to start in Lisbon on Wednesday having missed the 1-0 defeat to England at Wembley last week.

"He is very well physically, mentally and in terms of morale," said Santos. "You will see it in the game [on Wednesday]. He is in the same condition as any other player."


Ronaldo was struggling with tendonitis two years ago, when Portugal failed to go beyond the group stages at the World Cup in Brazil, but is desperate to make his mark in France having scored 51 goals in 48 games for Real last season.

"He is really motivated," added Santos. "He was extremely motivated to win the Champions League and he is even more so now because the European title is his ambition. He is ready to take Portugal to such an important success."

Portugal begin their Euro 2016 campaign against Iceland on June 14 in Marseille. They also take on Austria and Hungary in Group F.  


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