Football: 'Amazing' Ronaldo the perfect team man at Euro, says Silva

Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates their goal during the Uefa Euro 2016 round of 16 match between Croatia and Portugal at Stade Bollaert-Delelis, on June 25, 2016.
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates their goal during the Uefa Euro 2016 round of 16 match between Croatia and Portugal at Stade Bollaert-Delelis, on June 25, 2016.PHOTO: EPA

Reuters - Cristiano Ronaldo is a perfect team man who is giving his all for Portugal at the ongoing Euro 2016, team-mate Adrien Silva has said.

After a slow start to the tournament, Real Madrid striker Ronaldo scored twice in Portugal's 3-3 draw against Hungary to prevent a shock group-stage exit and has played a part in two of his country's other three goals in the tournament.

Midfielder Silva, who plays for Sporting Lisbon, said Portugal would need Ronaldo to fire in Thursday's last-eight clash against Poland in Marseille if they are to make the semi-finals in France.

"It is true that Ronaldo is very important for us," Silva told reporters in France.

"It is no use beating about the bush. He scored but he also plays for the team, works for the team. He is our captain and he plays like that. He is an amazing player. We should focus on that."

Poland, who finished second in Group C behind Germany, have scored three goals from their four matches and conceded one in the tournament.