Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to shoot down Euros last-16 foes Croatia – after becoming the first player to score in four European Championship finals.
His two goals against Hungary increased the Portugal talisman’s already sky-high level of self-belief, according to his coach Fernando Santos.
Ronaldo is now just one goal behind France legend Michel Platini’s record of nine in the competition’s finals.
The Real Madrid superstar was criticised for missing chances and failing to convert a penalty in the second group game against Austria, but is ready for the “sharks” of Croatia, claims Santos.
“We made it and now we face a very good team, but the odds are 50-50. Croatia are a tough team, with good players – not every team manages to beat Spain ,” said Ronaldo, 31.
“We respect them, but we know our strengths and we will look them in the eye when we face them.”