Euro 2012 show may help me get the best player of the world award: Ronaldo
Warsaw: Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo thinks that his displays at Euro 2012 could help him secure the Fifa Ballon d`Or award.
The 27-year-old has been tipped as a favourite to claim the prestigious accolade after scoring 60 goals in all competitions for Real Madrid during the season, including 46 in La Liga, as he inspired Los Blancos to the league title.
Ronaldo is currently topping the scoring charts at Euro 2012 alongside three other players with three goals following his winner in Portugal`s 1-0 quarter-final victory over Czech Republic. And the Seleccao captain believes that his performances in Poland and Ukraine may help him end the reign of Lionel Messi, who won the last three Ballon d`Or awards.
"This was a terrific match on our part against Czech Republic, who had no chances," Ronaldo told reporters after the match.
"I do not think my displays at the Euros will be decisive to win the Ballon d`Or, but they could help."
"The goal? I dedicated it to my son."
Portugal will now face either Spain or France in the semi-finals, with Ronaldo stating that he has no preference who their next opponent will be.
"It is the same if we get Spain or France," the 27-year-old added. "In any case, each team will have a 50 per cent chance."