We'll keep Ronaldo quiet: Podolski

Jun 08, 2012, 07:42 IST | AFP

Germany forward Lukas Podolski has backed his team to subdue Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo when the sides clash in their opening Euro 2012 match in Group B on Saturday in Lviv, Ukraine

Having scored 46 goals in the Spanish league last season, Real Madrid star Ronaldo is in irresistible form coming into the European championships, to be hosted by Poland and Ukraine.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Germany’s defence managed to subdue Ronaldo the last time the teams met when Portugal lost 3-2 in the Euro 2008 quarter-finals and Podolski says the Germans have to do it again. “He belongs to the best in the world and we have to stop him,” Podolski told German daily Bild.

“But we managed that the last time we played against Portugal and we’ll do it again on Saturday.”

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