Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted Portugal face a huge task at this summer’s European Championship.
Portugal coach Paulo Bento has top class players at his disposal, but their form in qualifying was patchy and they had to come through a play-off against Bosnia-Herzegovina to reach Poland and Ukraine. Their reward is a place in Group B alongside Denmark, Germany and Netherlands.
With Germany and Netherlands well fancied to progress deep into the tournament, Ronaldo is aware of the challenge facing his side and has dubbed the pool the "Group of Death".
"We are in the Group of Death and the priority is to qualify from the first round,” Ronaldo, who helped Real Madrid claim glory in La Liga this season, said. "We are with Germany, Netherlands and Denmark, who we were against in qualifying, but I hope we will be okay. We know that we are not favourites.”
Asked who he feels are the side to beat this summer, Ronaldo said: “This is not going to come as a surprise, it is Spain. They are a very strong team.”© ESPN