What the opposition think

Looking ahead to tomorrows Semi-Final with Portugal, I speak to Portuguese supporter Toni De-Freitas and ask him a few questions.

Why do you think that Christiano Ronaldo has struggled to light up the tournament so far?

2 reasons. Firstly, he is obviously a marked man and isn’t afforded any space or time and secondly, he is 31 and these games come thick and fast. Portugal taking games to extra time doesn’t help.

Apart from Ronaldo, who do you think Wales will have to watch out for?

Renato Sanches has had a great season and has played well in this tournament. Portugal also have inconsistent magicians such as Nani and Quaresma who can produce something out of nothing.

How do you think you will cope with Gareth Bale?

Fortunately, we have Pepe at the back who has played with Bale for 3 seasons. I’m sure he’s aware of the best way to stop Bale.

Apart from Bale, who do you see as the main threat for Wales?

Aaron Ramsey. Luckily he’s not playing.

What are your predictions for the match?

I think Portugal are slowly improving. Very slowly!! I think Portugal will win. 2-0 An early goal and a very late goal. They like making us sweat!

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