By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameenu
Cristiano Ronaldo says he will do his utmost best to ensure Portugal make it out of the tough World Cup group which includes Germany, USA and Ghana.
The Real Madrid star is determined to lead his side as captain to achieve greater heights at next year’s grand event in Brazil.
Portugal, full of players who compete in the best European leagues will open their campaign against three-time winners Germany before taking on the Black Stars in the second group game.
Many soccer pundits have tipped Germany as strong favourites to make it out of Group G with Portugal following – meaning Ghana and the USA will exit the competition just after the first round.
And the Real Madrid star who is favoured as the current best player in the world is determined to bring his A-game to make sure Portugal progress from the group.
“Our group is difficult. Germany are always favorites to win. The expectations are always the same; going as far as we can,” Ronaldo said.
“We will have to play really good football. It will be very important to be focused. I’m going to try my hardest.
“I play every game the same. I always try to give my all for my club & country.”
The Black Stars team especially the defence will have a real game on their hands as they will be tasked to mark out the multi-talented forward.
Ghana also have the trump card of a more stronger midfield and a sharper attack which if fully maximized should be enough help Ghana progress from the group despite the obvious herculean challenges.