Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo is confident he will take part in Wednesday\'s friendly against Ecuador despite feeling a certain \'overload\'.
Lisbon: Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo is confident he will take part in Wednesday's friendly against Ecuador despite feeling a certain "overload".
"I have no specific (physical) problem. There is some overload, but it will not affect my availability. I will analyse what is best for me on Wednesday with the coach and doctors. I am here with body and soul. Whether or not I am at 100 percent, I will play," Ronaldo, who turned 28 on Tuesday, said.
Ronaldo, who scored the first own goal of his career during Real Madrid's 1-0 defeat to Granada over the weekend, praised Ecuador and said he believed it will be an "interesting" match-up.
Portugal have failed to win in their last three matches while Ecuador are unbeaten in six games and enjoying a best-ever 12th place in the FIFA rankings, six places above 2014 World Cup hosts Brazil.