Portuguese national team defender Pepe has praised his teammate captain Cristiano Ronaldo, as source of inspiration for the team to win the French team on Sunday night in the final of the European Championship (Euro 2016), France.
Substitute Eder Lopez scored the only goal in 109 minutes after the end of regulation time of the match scoreless.
Cristiano Ronaldo was substituted in the 25th minute due to injury but remained warmly encouraging the team from the bench.
It was a difficult situation, we lost our star … We lost the main player who can score at any time. But divine providence helped us, we were fighters on the pitch. to win for him and we won for him (Ronaldo).~ Pepe
He added: “We suffered a lot. The match was difficult and tense. We knew it would be tough. As I said before the game, we have a lot of work and commitment of humility. Like us, the whole of our country … it is a country of many immigrants but like us all. Sacrifices taught us. “