Portuguese star eyes Euros glory
Portugal's Ricardo Costa says his side have started to dream of winning Euro 2012 after their remarkable run to the last four.
Paulo Bento's men were written off ahead of the competition after being drawn alongside Germany, Holland and Denmark in the 'Group of Death' but following their win against the Czech Republic on Thursday, now face Spain in the semi-finals. Once again, A Seleccao are seen as the underdogs for the clash in Warsaw, with match betting on William Hill pricing them at 7/2 with the draw at 23/10 and the reigning champions at 17/20. However, after overcoming the odds in the opening rounds, Costa says his team have more than enough to once again create an upset by beating La Roja. Furthermore, they have possibly the best player at the competition in Cristiano Ronaldo, who is currently 2/1 to be the tournament's top scorer with William Hill. After years of struggling, Ronaldo finally appears to be making his mark on the big stage and will be looking to produce another big performance against the country where he plays his domestic football. Defender Costa accepts that his side face a difficult task to win the trophy but is confident they can fulfil their dreams. "Winning is all we dream about it. Nothing is easy and to be champions we will have to suffer. It will not be easy but we know we have quality and can get there," he told A Bola. "The only way of looking at this semi-final is to prepare for it well and to analyse the opposing team, as we know it will be a difficult game. We have to do our homework well."