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Tomas Rosicky believes that Cristiano Ronaldo does not want to defend
Arsenal star Tomas Rosicky has accused Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo of shirking his defensive responsibility but knows he is a danger going forward.
The Portuguese star scored 56 goals for Real Madrid last season, helping the Spanish giants lift the La Liga title for the first time in four years.
“He’s a good attacker, but he doesn’t want to defend,” Rosicky is quoted as saying by The Sun.
“Sometimes you can be so good you can afford not to help the defence and just score goals.
“But is he the best player in the world? I don’t know if he is worthy.
“People say Portugal are the favourites but how do you recognise a big team.
“Especially out here, all the teams are strong and only small details will decide who wins.
“There are not five big teams then the rest of us.
“This will be one of our most difficult matches in the Euros but we feel we have a chance to go through even against Portugal.”
In 196 games for Manchester United, Ronaldo scored 84 goals, winning the Champions League in 2008.