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Portugal not just about Ronaldo - Costa
Published : 23 Jun 2012 15:17:49
Semi-finalists Portugal are most definitely not a one-man band even if Cristiano Ronaldo is their 'emblem,'defender Ricardo Costa said on Saturday.
"This team is a group - and Cristiano is the emblem, there's no doubt of that.
"He is not just another player. But we are not dependent upon him, but upon all 23 of us, the coach (Paulo Bento) and everyone connected with the team," said Costa.
"He is at the zenith of his career, he is the complete player. There is no point looking for adjectives to qualify his qualities. He is an excellent player and an excellent friend," said Costa.