Speaking in an interview with FIFA.com, Guinea-Bissau born striker, Eder, who netted a 109th-minute winner worthy of the grand occasion, as Portugal secured their greatest triumph at the expense of hosts France in Euro 2016 final, has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo told him he would score.
Eder, a second-half substitute for young star, Renato Sanches, muscled clear of marker, Laurent Koscielny, before unleashing a fierce low shot past goalkeeper, Hugo Lloris for the only goal of the contest.
The 28-year-old goalscoring hero revealed Ronaldo, who was forced off with injury midway through the first half, provided words of inspiration prior to making the decisive contribution.
“[Ronaldo] told me I would score the winning goal for the team. He gave me this strength, and I just took that energy into my game, and it was vital.
“Ever since [coach] Fernando Santos called me up. He knows what my capabilities are and so does our group. They trust me and I have worked hard to contribute and today it was possible. I’m very happy about what we’ve achieved.