Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he will be supporting Spain in the Euro 2012 final, with the striker still reeling from the side knocking out Portugal last night in the semi-final.
With the scores level at 0-0 in extra time between Spain and Portugal, the match went to penalties, but Ronaldo was unable to take his as two were missed by his teammates to gift their opposition with a win.
And though Ronaldo was particularly disappointed after the loss, he insisted he'd agreed that taking the fifth penalty was the best tactic as Portugal fought to keep their Euro dream alive.
"I was going to take the fifth penalty but we missed two," he said, as reported by Sky Sports.
"It was just a question of me speaking with the coach. He said to me: 'Do you want to take the fifth one?' and I said 'yes'. Sometimes I take the first, the second or the third. I agreed to take the fifth.
"I hope Spain win the tournament now because I have a lot friends there and I play there and it will be a tough final for them.
"It felt very normal playing against Real Madrid players. On the pitch we are not friends, but outside we are."
Ronaldo also argued that luck has a lot to do with who wins a penalty shootout, saying that he felt Portugal had a lot to feel positive about, despite leaving the tournament early.
"I feel sad. Losing a semi-final in the penalty shoot-out is always painful, but it is a lottery: the luckier side wins," he explained.
"I think it was a good tournament on our part. We did very well. We are amongst the best four teams in Europe and the only reason we do not reach the final is because we were not lucky.
"We have to be proud of what we did, but we are a bit frustrated because we know we could reach the final.
"I gave my best, so I am satisfied with that I did. We deserved to be in the final, but we were not lucky."