Pepe: We won Euro 2016 for Cristiano Ronaldo

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PORTUGAL’S players claimed they had won Euro 2016 for Cristiano Ronaldo after losing their main man to injury before beating France 1-0 in extra-time.

Last subsitute of Portugal’s Eder scored the goal of his life at the 109th minute in the Euro 2016 final and Portugal won the Major Trophy first time ever.

Ronaldo got thigh injury in starting of the match he got treatment twice but he was not able to continue with that pain and he don’t want to leave the field and got tears in his eyes.

He injured by the early challenge from France’s Dimitri Payet and got injury around his knee and thigh.

Portugal defender Pepe said : “There was a lot of suffering, a very intense game,” “We fought very hard. We had to work very hard and be more humble than the other team, that’s the only way to win.

“We left it all out there, it’s the only way to win. We represented Portugal, a beautiful country of immigrants and we represent every one of them. This goes out to them.

“It was tough to lose our main man. The man who could at any moment score a goal. He could make the difference but we were warriors on the pitch. We said we would win it for him and we managed to do that.”

Eder added: “Since the first day I was called up I thought my opportunity would come. I have worked hard to contribute and today it was possible. I’m very happy about what we’ve achieved.

“Cristiano told me I would be scoring the winning goal. He and all my teammates. He gave me strength and positive energy.

“And that goal was really important. A lot of hard work went into it. We worked hard from the first minute and right from the beginning of the EURO. We were spectacular. The Portuguese people deserve this.”

France lost first major tournament at their home since 1960, They won Euro cup in 1984 as host and 1998 world as a host of the tournaments.

France coach Didier Deschamps said: “We’ve missed a unique opportunity to win a Euros in our own country. There are no words. The disappointment is there, and it’s huge, and it will take time to digest it.

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