England’s Theo Walcott believes he has got Ronaldo’s touch

Updated: Jun 17, 2012, 16:23 PM IST

London: England football star Theo Walcott believes he has got the style of playing like Cristiano Ronaldo.

“I’ve never had a strike from distance like that so I surprised myself. I didn’t know I had the Ronaldo dip in me to be honest,” The Sun quoted Walcott, as saying.

Walcott could not keep the smile off his face as he beamed about his starring role in the dramatic 3-2 win and his Ronaldo-style goal.

“I was really shocked. I even thought it took a deflection at first but I have watched it back now and it didn’t. It was only my third touch and it just shows you must have the confidence to shoot from distance,” he added.

Despite making his England debut six years ago, Friday’s game was Walcott’s first at a major final.

“It was important that I had no injuries last season which was one of the best I had for Arsenal considering the amount of games I had,” he said.